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Expansion request: Medical uses[edit]

What were the ancient medical uses? Has the effectiveness for those uses been scientifically investigated? -- Beland 22:47, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

The aroma of dill leaf as an inhalant blocks the smell of urine from the skin in persons with multiple sclerosis. There are no other medicinal uses. (talk) 20:47, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Freeze-dried dill[edit]

I edited the passage on freeze-drying a bit, as the following statement in the previous version appeared a bit strange:

"Dill leaves must be used fresh, as they lose their flavour rapidly if dried; even freeze-dried dill leaves have very little flavour. It is thus necessary to grow a supply of plants, rather than store the leaves."

While dried dill indeed tends to lose most of its flavor, freeze-drying is obviously superior to regular drying. While it can’t beat fresh sill of course, freeze-dried dill preserves the flavour much better for at least some 2 months. --AAikio 18:17, 13 August 2006 (UTC)


I've found information about the seeds used for a specific drug. Can some verify this?

Here is *unverified* information I've found:

DILL -- _Amethum graveolens._ Family Ubelliferae (Carrot family). Material: Oil from seeds. Usage: Oil is ingested. Active Constituents: Dillapiole (non-amine precursor of 2,3- dimethoxy-4,5-methylenedioxyamphetamine [DMMDA-2]). Effects and contraindications: See PARSLEY. Supplier: Spice section of grocery stores; herb dealers, MGH. Viable seeds; B, FM, G, NK, RCS.

I removed some citation-less "facts"[edit]

==Alternative Cultural Use== Oil from the seeds can be ingested as a psychoactive substance. It contains Dillapiole a non amine precursor of 2,3-dimethoxy-4,5-methylenedioxyamphetamine [DMMDA-2. The effect is uncertain but it is told to be good against stomachach in smaller amounts

"Antidismatrabateon Estrelles Magnus"[edit]

I've taken this out as it is not a genus name. Peucedanum graveolens (L.) C.B.Clarke is a genuine alternative to Anethum graveolens, but the only references I can find to Antidismatrabateon Estrelles Magnus are one to here, and one to a copy of here. Peridon (talk) 22:01, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Confusing trival naming in the journal abstract[edit]

Another related compound of Dillapiole can be easily confused with-- (talk) 10:39, 28 July 2009 (UTC) For sure, the cited articles need to be fully accessed to clearify the confusion, if one can-- (talk) 10:39, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Using trival names in academic journal abstracts, with the absence of an approved naming system or identifiers, is not a professional conduct anyway-- (talk) 10:48, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

more examples of unprofessional abstracts -- (talk) 03:31, 29 July 2009 (UTC) -- (talk) 03:32, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

herb of the year[edit]

maybe this should be added to the article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:36, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Flower Description[edit]

I think flower description in section "Growth" may be improved by replacing "small umbels" with "compound umbels", which better describes inflorescence of Apiaceae in general. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:22, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Too large a paragraph[edit]

The paragraph "In Poland, where dill is called 'koper'," needs to be broken up into 2 or 3 paragraphs, it is enormous, and hard on the eyes to read. Stopde (talk) 12:28, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

I agree with your comment that the paragraph beginning "In Poland" is much too large. A few days ago I edited the entire article to improve the writing style, making corrections in syntax, word usage, and punctuation. I did a little more of that kind of editing today, and I also saw your comment. I re-read that long paragraph and I had several thoughts: 1) Does the information in this paragraph apply only, or even mainly, to Poland? Earlier, it was stated that dill is widely used in quite a few countries. I'm wondering if narrowing the culinary use to Poland as is done in this paragraph is really necessary. Perhaps one or two special notes about the use of dill in Polish cooking could be noted, while the other culinary uses could apply to many, or all, of the countries mentioned earlier (and the phrase "In Poland" would then be deleted or changed). Someone who knows about the use of dill in the cooking of those various countries could answer that question best. 2) The information about culinary uses of dill in this long paragraph is interesting. I'm wondering if the total number of words could be reduced if the list of culinary uses were arranged in a bulleted (or numbered) list of phrases rather than sentences in paragraph form. I don't mind putting the information in that form if there is some agreement that that would be an improvement.
I searched for a logical place to break the paragraph as it is now. Perhaps "In southeastern Poland" (or whatever it is; I don't have it in front of me now) is one possible place. But if the other changes I suggested above are made, this decision of where to break the paragraph would be moot. What do you think?CorinneSD (talk) 23:39, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Dill in Poland[edit]

According to the article dill is used for 'Borsht' in Poland. Well, i'm from Poland and i have never seen dill being used in any of the two common borsht varieties (in poland we have white and red barszcz (borsht) ). What we do have is "Zupa koperkowa", which is simply 'Dill soup'. It is a soup based on stock, dill and milk/cream. Often a cubed potato is added. The soup is usually not acidic (regular milk/cream is used and not sour cream) which, in my opinion, makes is explicitly not a 'borsht'. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:10, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

I'm glad to see your comment. Would you mind reading my response to the previous comment about the large paragraph that begins "In Poland..."? Can all, or most, of the information in that paragraph apply to all, or most, of the countries that use dill in cooking? Does the information apply only to Poland? Do you have any ideas on how to either make the paragraph more concise (fewer words), apply it to more countries than just Poland (if correct), or break the paragraph up (into logical divisions) into two or three smaller paragraphs?CorinneSD (talk) 23:46, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Culinary use[edit]

I've been editing the whole article on dill to improve the style of the writing, sentence structure, word usage and punctuation. In the section headed "Culinary use" I wonder whether the fifth paragraph is really necessary. It mentions that dill is used in pickles and even provides a definition of pickles, which I don't think is necessary here. The use of dill to flavor pickles is mentioned above, I believe in the 3rd of those short paragraphs. Is the word "eponymous," which contains a link, so important that this sentence (which seems redundant) deserves its own paragraph? Would anyone object to deleting this one-sentence paragraph? (If "eponymous" is important, it can be inserted into the sentence mentioning pickles in the 3rd paragraph.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by CorinneSD (talkcontribs) 23:11, 19 July 2013 (UTC) CorinneSD (talk) 23:25, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Bad link[edit]

The note for the reference for companion planting (note 8) is a dead link. GeorgeIIIFan (talk) 10:58, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Works for me. Rothorpe (talk) 20:24, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

History of dill cultivation and use?[edit]

It would be helpful if somebody could add a paragraph about the history of dill cultivation. How early do we think it was cultivated? Where?