I am known locally as sua in Hindi and shepu in Marathi and as Dill internationally. I am native to southern Russia, West Africa and the Mediterranean region. Although I am somewhat of a rarity in India, I make a great companion to a potato sabzi or to salads for that extra flavour. I am a good source of dietary fibre and minerals manganese, iron and magnesium.
I am used for digestion problems including loss of appetite, intestinal gas (flatulence), liver problems, and gallbladder complaints. I am effective in treating fever and colds, cough, bronchitis, haemorrhoids, infections, spasms, nerve pain. I am great healing genital ulcers, menstrual cramps, and sleep disorders. Reducing pain and swelling in the mouth and throat is another one of my great features. Lastly, I help the human body develop resistance against infectious agents.