Dill (Anethum graveolens)
Description: GRAS- Dill is a member of the Umbelliferae (parsley) family, growing to about three feet high with inflorescence of yellow flowers, appearing in the summer.
Common Uses: As a medicinal plant, Dill Essential Oil has also been used as a remedy for colic and insomnia. May lower glucose levels by normalizing insulin levels and supporting pancreatic function, bronchial catarrh, eases congestion, liver deficiencies, colic, hiccups, dry heaves, vomiting, indigestion, and promote milk flow in nursing mothers. Antibacterial, anti-catarrh, antispasmodice, anticoagulant (blood thinner) may aid in coronary thrombosis risk, parasites, lack of strength, and antiseptic. It also has chemical constituents that are effective as insect repellents.
Blends well with: Dill works well with other spice oils, also Elemi, Peppermint, Geranium and Clary Sage.
Aromatic Scent: Dill is fresh and sweet with anise (licorice) like qualities. Although some would say it smells like a Pickle.
History: The name Dill is derived from the Norse word Dilla meaning to ‘lull’, relating to the carminative properties of the herb. Like Fennel Seeds; they were chewed by early Americans during church services. It’s also related to carminative properties of herb
Cautions: This oil is non-toxic and will not irritate or sensitize the skin. Nonetheless, it should be avoided during pregnancy.