Fragrant dill

The fennel garden, fragrant dill (Anethum graveolens L.)
The Family Umbrella - Apiaceae Lindl.
Widely known plant, with a strong spicy smell. Root is thin, fusiform. The stalk 30 to 150 cm tall, single, straight, branched or simple, tonabersat. Leaves three - or four - pinnate, ovoid in shape; lower on petioles, widened at base in scarious along the edge of the vagina. Umbrellas with 30-50 smooth rays. Wrap missing. Petals are yellow. Fruit length, 2-5 mm, width of 1.5-3.5 mm, ovate or broadly elliptic.
Naturally grows in Asia Minor, Iran, India, the Himalayas, the Mediterranean, in the culture throughout the world.
Since ancient times, is used as a flavoring in food and also at salting of vegetables.
The plant contains essential oil and flavonol - kaempferol.
In folk medicine seeds are used in the treatment of hypertension, as a diuretic, stomach pain, liver disease, dyspepsia, diarrhea. Dill - cultivated plant, of which the drug Anacin (see).
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