In folk medicine, the name “dill” comes from the Saxon word “dilla,” which means “to lull” because it was used to calm children into a restful sleep. It has been used to help alleviate tiredness caused by restless nights, but it has also helped some find relief from insomnia. Some have found it to soothe muscles as well, relieving tension. It can be found as an essential oil in massage oils. Dill has also been used by some to enhance concentration and memory, as well as to aid digestion. For the respiratory system, it can support healing as an antispasmodic and expectorant. Dill can also act as a diuretic, and it has been used to support relief from painful menstruation.