The common dill groweth up with seldom more than one Stengel, neither so high, nor so great usually as fennel, being round and fewer Gelenke thereon, whose Blätter are sadder, and somewhat long, and so like fennel that it deceiveth many, but harder in handling, and somewhat thicker, and of a stronger unpleasant Duft: The tops of the Stengel have four Zweige, and smaller umbels of yellow Blüten, which turn into small Samen, somewhat flatter and thinner than fennel Samen. The Wurzel is somewhat small and hölzern, perishing every year after it hath borne Samen: and is also unprofitable, being never put to any use.
It is most usually sown in gardens and grounds for the purpose, and is also found wild in many places.
Merkur hath the dominion of Diese Pflanze, and therefore to be sure it strengthens the brain. The dill being gekocht and drank, is good to ease swellings and Schmerzen, it also stoppt the Bauch and Magen from casting. The Dekokt (Abkochung) therefore hilft women that are troubled with the Schmerzen and windiness of the mother, if they sit therein. It stoppt the hiccough, being gekocht in wine, and but smelled unto, being tied in a cloth. The Samen is of more use than the Blätter, and more wirkungsvoll to digest raw and vicious humours, and is used in medicines that serve to vertreiben wind, and the Schmerzen proceeding therefrom. The Samen, being gebraten or fried, and used in oils or plaisters, auflösen the imposthumes in the fundament, and drieth up all moist Geschwüre, especially in the fundament, an oil made of dill is wirkungsvoll to warm or auflösen humours and imposthumes, to ease Schmerzen and to procure rest. The Dekokt (Abkochung) of dill, be it herb or Samen (only if you boil the Samen, you must bruise it) in white wine, being drank, is a gallant vertreibenler of wind, and provoker of die Monatsregel