Dill is an amazing herb that embodies unsuspected therapeutic properties. It is recommended especially for elderly people, who need to consume more herbs and vegetables that aim at maintaining a healthy, balanced physical tone.
Since antiquity, dill has been effectively used in regulating hormonal and digestive disorders. A pleasant way in which you can take advantage of the beneficial properties this herb encompasses is by preparing this homemade dill wine. The recipe is utterly simple.
Dill wine – recipe
- 20 tbsp dill
- 1 l wine
- 3 tbsp honey
I advise you to use organic, dried dill. Place 20 tbsp of dill powder in a glass jar. Add the wine and honey. Mix the composition gently and close the jar hermetically.
Let the content macerate for seven days, afterward strain the content in a dark-coloured bottle. Store it at low temperature in your refrigerator.
You should consume it as a medical treatment, in small portions – one glass (50 ml), three times a day, 15 minutes before eating.
- It reduces menstrual symptoms
- It regulates the problem of variable menstruation in women
- It treats amenorrhea
- It improves rigidity
- It decreases menopausal symptoms
- It stimulates digestion
- It treats indigestion and bloating
- It prevents intestinal bacterial infections from occurring
- It prevents premature aging
- It softens the skin
All these beneficial properties are determined by the fact that dill is an excellent source of estrogen.
Dill can be consumed as a tincture as well – one teaspoon four times a day diluted in a glass of water. You may take it for 15-20 days.
Precautions and contraindications
Dill, especially its seeds, shouldn’t be consumed by women who have a higher level of estrogen than normal. Its consumption is contraindicated for women suffering from fibroids, uterine and breast adenofibroma, genital cancer, and premenstrual syndrome. In these situations, dill intake can increase the duration of the menstrual cycle with 2 to 3 days.
Pregnant women shouldn’t consume more than 5 g of dill a day.
Moreover, dill shouldn’t be consumed in large quantities, as it can lead to digestive disorders and frequent headaches.