An annual herb related to celery, dill is believed to have its origins in India and Southeast Asia.
Back in the days of the great ancient Greek and Roman empires dill was used by the ancient Greeks to flavour wine.
And, apparently, both Greek and Roman soldiers covered their war wounds with burned dill seeds in order to speed up the healing process. How on earth they worked that one out is anyone’s guess!
Fortunately, today it’s better known as a beneficial herb and a popular culinary ingredient, particularly good for flavouring fish dishes.
Nutrients in dill
Dill is a good source of vitamin B2, B6 and B9. In addition, it’s particularly rich in vitamin C. It is also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium and potassium. And it’s particularly rich in iron and manganese along with dietary fibre and amino acids.
Benefits of dill for dogs
Antioxidant-rich dill has so many health benefits to offer dogs, it’s difficult to know where to begin. With its antibacterial properties, it’s good for the digestive system. So it’s ideal for dogs who suffer from bloating, wind, diarrhoea or constipation. It can also help maintain good liver, bladder, pancreas and kidney function.
Dill also helps reduce cholesterol, can help support healthy heart function and has cancer fighting properties. It even has anti-inflammatory properties. So it’s also helpful in minimising the effects of arthritis in dogs.
And it’s even considered to help stave off fleas, ticks and other parasites. There’s a lot to like about dill when you look at it!
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Dog food seasoning
Dill Weed forms part of my unique Dog Food Seasoning, a blend of herbs and spices which provide natural vitamins and minerals for dogs.
Hand crafted by myself and my team here in rural Somerset, it includes Basil, Cleavers, Dandelion Greens, Dill Weed, Mint Leaves, Oregano, Parsley, Plantain, Rosemary and Thyme.
And, unlike other so-called ‘natural’ dog food seasonings, my dog food seasoning is genuinely 100% natural. Blended not manufactured. Naturally dried, not highly processed. Blended and packaged by hand not by machine.
It’s a herbal supplement for dogs that can truly claim to be just the way Mother Nature intended!