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Indian Dill

Scientific name of Indian Dill: Anethum graveolens L / Anethum Sowa

Name of Dill in different languages:

Sanskrit: Shathapuzhpa, Shathahwa, Madura, Krishna jeera.

Hindi: Sowasabji

Malayalam: Chadakuppa ചതകുപ്പ

Plant description:

Dill is belong to celery family,  an annual herb grows up to 60 cm tall, leaves are small, pale green, threadlike, size to 10 to 20 cm long. Flowers are white or pale yellow, in small umbels, up to 9 cm in diameter. Stems are hollow, slender and alternately arranged. The seeds are 4 to 5 mm long.

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

To treat Vata, Kapha disorders,  digestive problems, flatulence in children, relieves intestinal spasms, relieve period pains, Breast milk enhancing, prevent colic.

Chemical content:

Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid and Folate.

Medicinal Properties: 

Antihalitosis, Aromatic, Stimulant, Stomachic, Carminative, Diuretic, Galactogogue.

How to prepare medicines:

Dill is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines 

Chukkumthippalyadi choornam

Grihadhoomadi choornam




Dhanwantharam kashayam

Gojihwadi Kashaya

Karpasasthyadi Velichenna

Karpasasthyadi Kuzhambu

Prasarani Kuzhambu

Sahacharadi Kuzhambu

Jirakadi Modak

Panchajeeraka Gudam

Gritona Tablet

Baladhatryadi Thailam

Balaswagandhadi Thailam

Gandha Thailam

Guduchyadi Tailam

Karpasasthyadi Thailam

Kubja Prasarini Tailam

Maha Laxadi Tailm

Mahanarayan thaialam

Maharajaprasarini Thailam

Narayana thailam

Pippalyadi Tailam

Prabhanjana Vimardanam Thailam

Prameha Mihira Taila

Sahacharadi Thailam

Vyaghri Tailam

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