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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995


Latin: anethum graveolens
Synonyms: faux anis; fenouil bâtard; dill

Dill looks a lot like fenouil (hence the name fenouil bâtard, or bastard fenouil) as well as anis (the faux anis).

Cooking

Dill, so famous for pickled cucumbers (better known as pickles), is used in Provence for flavoring salmon.

Medicinal

A pinch of dill in boiling water is supposed to be good for the digestion, including calming excessive "wind", and good for the hickups.