Anethum graveolensDill's name comes from the old Norse word dilla which means "to lull." This name reflects dill's traditional uses as both a carminative stomach soother and an insomnia reliever. Dill is a common ingredient, often combined with chamomile, in colic or gripe water for babies. Dill stimulates the secretion of certain hormones that help maintain proper moon cycles. It’s vitally packed with antimicrobial activity that gives dill a powerful boost to the immune system.