Dill is a green leaf that is known for its health benefits. It is available easily in Indian, American and other markets too. The other names include Sabbasige soppu /Chatakuppa/ Soa-Kura and Soa
Why should you include it ?
Dill leaf is rich in Flavonoids, Antioxidants, Folate, Vitamin A, Calcium , Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus and Fiber.
Gives the warmth and immunity you need for the harsh and dry winter. It is also a natural aphrodisiac.
Who should include it ?
- If you have painful and irregular periods, PCOS – Helps in regulating the menstrual flow.
- If you are nearing menopause – Strengthens bones and regulates hormones.
- If you feel bloated, constipated or gassy often -Cleanses and deworms your digestive system, improves your digestive juice secretion.
- If you are a lactating mom – The age-old tradition of giving new moms this herb is still prevalent to improve lactation and to strengthen bones.
- If you have bad breath or mouth ulcers – Chew on its seeds.
- If your little one is crying due to colic – Boil water with a few sprigs of dill and give them to drink.
- If you feel depressed or struggle to sleep – Include it in your diet or drink water boiled with dill leaf .
How can you include it ?
- Sprinkle on top of dosa or mix with dosa/idli batter – Easy even on a busy weekday morning.
- Season your potato curry at the end with chopped dill leaves.
- Mix dill with wheat flour when you make chapathi or roti.
- Make a concoction/tea by boiling water and adding a few leaves in it and drink it.
- Season/Garnish hot lentil soup/Dal/Pappu with chopped dill leaves.
Make sure you use it when the leaf is fresh, else the flavour and properties diminish quickly.
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