Dill (shepu) is an annual herb in the celery family Dill grows with slender hollow stems and alternate, finely divided, softly delicate leaves. Dill has copious tiny, yellow flowers and thin, wispy, feathery, yellow-green leaves and grows two to three feet tall. ... Dill's interesting flavor has been described as licorice-flavored and as being a combination of anise, parsley, and celery. Its taste is similar to caraway, but is more mild and sweeter. Fresh dill is very low in calories, yet a surprisingly good source of several essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin A ( 2 ). Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that is important for maintaining vision and supporting a healthy immune system.
Dill is used for digestion problems including loss of appetite, intestinal gas (flatulence), liver problems, and gallbladder complaints. It is also used for urinary tract disorders including kidney disease and painful or difficult urination.