Along with surplus advantage of the dill, this plant has got an extensive trajectory in time. In the ancient days this plant also known as anethum or fennel, was praised a lot by some of the great peoples and was considered as an indispensable herb in many cultures.
Let’s look upon its journey in history:
In ancient time most of the people used to use dill and got benefited by it.
It was used in ancient Egypt 5000 years ago for medicinal purposes and as a perfume. It was also included as a ritual of a religious or funerary type.
It is also known that the Babylonians cultivated this herb in courtyards and gardens, 3000 years before the birth of Christ.
In ancient Greece it was used as a culinary element, preparation of wines, as an air freshener (by burning oils of this herb), treatment of epilepsy and to stimulate breastfeeding.
The gladiators of Rome used to consume dill infusions to increase physical strength and used its oil on their bodies as a liniment.
Above all we can say that the history of dill records this plant as an aphrodisiac, body perfume, digestive, religious and miraculous offering, magic herb against evils and witchcraft.
Famous people related to the history of dill
In the eighth and ninth centuries King Charlemagne set up an official order for employment and compulsory cultivation of dill.
In the fourth Greek century Andradacus earned a great fortune by extracting oil from the dill.
The Russian nobles of the courts run by the Tsars, used dill seeds for their aphrodisiac properties.
The Middle age was a bright phase of the history of dill. It was a period when its uses was popularized by shamans and sorcerers with their esoteric jobs, and by practitioners of Christian religions to offer it to the saints.
It is also known that the Christian Puritans loaded the pages of their Bibles with dill seeds such that they can easily satisfy their hunger during lengthy religious services.
Thus we can see that the dill has got really an interesting and popular history. Still now by helping thousands of people it is creating a good and memorable history.