Dill is native to the Eastern regions of the Mediterranean, and parts of Russia. Dill is named after the Old Norse term dilla; meaning to calm or soothe. Historically, Old Norse is a North Germanic language that was used between 800 A.D. - 1300 A.D. The Romans and Greeks viewed dill as a sign of luck and wealth, often believing it had the power to protect against witchcraft. The use of dill could be seen hung over a doorway, or a child's cradle to protect them and keep evil spirits at bay.
Incorporating dill into a regular diet can be an essential part of healthy living. Dill weed is high in calcium, magnesium and iron. It is also attributed to soothing upset stomachs and helping maintain a healthy digestive track.
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