Name Dill Essential Oil, India
Category Essential Oils
Species Anethum graveolens L., fam Apiaceae (Umbellferae)
Method Steam Distilled
Dill Essential Oil, India
Dill Essential Oil, India, (Anethum graveolens), extracted through steam distillation of dried seeds. Basic components of Dill Essential Oil are D-Carvone, Dillapiol, Eugenol, Limonene, Terpinene and Myristicin.
Action: Dill is antispasmodic, antibacterial, carminative, digestive, Disinefectant, galactogogue, sedative, stomachic. vulnerary, sudorific, an expectorant, and stimulant.
Traditional Uses: The Dill plant is mentioned in the Papyrus of Ebers from Egypt (1550 BC). Roman gladiators rubbed their skin with Dill before each match. It used in European hospitals. Since ancient times, Dill seeds are associated with magical healing powers.
Indications: Dill has been researched at Cairo University for its effects in glucose and insulin levels and supporting pancreatic function. Dill Essential Oil has an relaxing effect on nerves, muscles, intestines and respiratory system and pacifies spasmodic attacks giving quick relief. Dill Essential oil can efficiently handle gas problems not only by removing gas from intestines but stop further gas formation. The digestive properties of Dill seeds come from the essential oils. Dill Essential Oil promotes digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices like gastric jucies, acids and bile in the stomach. Galactogogue is a substance or agent that increases formation of milk in the breasts, also enhances the quality of milk. This property is very helpful for the lactating mothers and the babies. Dill Essential oil is a Galactogogue apart from increasing milk it also helps babies in other ways like babies who are on mother's milk, often suffer from flatulence, indigestion and gas. The carminative and digestive properties of Dill Oil are also absorbed in the milk and indirectly help the baby get rid of such problems. Dill Oil has sedating and calming effects on nerves and brain, making a person feel relaxed and satisfied. Dill Oil is useful to get rid of anxiety, tension, anger, depression and hypertension and helps have a good sleep at the end of the day.
Application: Apply topically on the abdomen and the bottom of the feet. May be added to food or rice milk as a dietary supplement. Applied externally, Dill protects skin and wounds from infections and help them heal quickly. Dill Essential Oil can be used in dilution for applying on scalp to protect hair from various infections, lice etc.
Fragrant Influence: Dill Essential Oil calms the autonomic nervous system and, when diffused with Roman chamomile may help calm fidgety children.
Dill Essential Oil India has a fresh, warm, spicy-herbal aroma that is most recognizable in dill pickles. Naturally occurring substances are carvone, limonene, and dihydrocarvone and trace amounts of eugenol, anisic aldehyde, anethole and thymol. Most American Dill weed oil is used in the pickle industry.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.
Companion Oils: Nutmeg, Citrus Oils, Lemon, Orange, Bergamot Caraway Oils, etc.