Dill's name comes from the old Norse word dilla, meaning "to lull." This name reflects dill's traditional uses as a stomach soother and an insomnia treatment. Dill is often combined with chamomile in colic or gripe remedies for babies. It has also been used to stimulate the secretion of hormones that help maintain a regular menstrual cycle. It is packed with antimicrobial activity, and offers a powerful immune boost.