Dill History & Folklore

Dill originates from the Norse word “dilla” which means to “lull” or “soothe”.

Dill seeds are often called “meetinghouse seeds” because they were chewed during long church services to keep members awake or children quiet.

In the Middle Ages, dill was believed to provide protection from witchcraft.

In German and Belgium cultures brides would wear it on their gown or in their bouquets in hopes of happiness and good fortune in their marriage.

To the Greeks the presence of dill was an indication of prosperity.

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