Dill is an annual plant classified only in the Apiaceae family and the genus Dill. The word “Dill” is derived from the Old Anglo-Saxon word “dilla”. The main ingredients are monoterpenes ((-)-carvone, limonene) and phenylpropanoids (dillapiol). It is one of the oldest aromatic and medicinal herbs cultivated in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. The seeds are used in salads and stews. , Used for sauces and soups. The young leaves are also fragrant and used as a flavoring herb in soups, sauces and pickles. The place of origin is considered to be the region extending from India to Iran, or the region from the European Mediterranean coast to southern Russia. It was cultivated as a medicinal herb in Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, and it is said that there is a record in China from around the 8th century. They came to Japan from Europe in the middle of the Edo period.
The use of herbs in medicine and food ingredients has been integrated into daily life to this day with the idea of “a balanced diet leads to a healthy body; healthy food both prevents and cures sickness.” A balanced diet leads to a healthy body; The source seems to be the same. It is said that it is a coined word based on the ancient Chinese idea that if you eat healthy ingredients on a daily basis and maintain your health, you do not need medicine. Moreover, you can think that you can keep your body in good shape if you take foods that match your physical condition.