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Dill Seed Essential Oil

Dill Dill Dill Oil

Botanical Name

Anethum graveolens

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Seeds

Color

Clear

Consistency

Watery

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Mild - Medium

Aromatic Description

Fresh, sweet, herbaceous, slightly earthy.

Dill Oil Uses

Amenorrhea, flatulence, griping pains. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 64-65.]

Major Constituents

(+)-Limonene
(+)-Carvone
(E)-Dihydrocarvone
a-Phellandrene
(Z)-Dihydrocarvone
[B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1988-1991 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1995), 202. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 269.]

Safety Information

Tisserand and Young precaution that Dill Seed Oil may act as an abortifacient and that there is a risk of hepatotoxicity and pephrotoxicity when using the oil. They indicate that Dill Seed Oil should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The dermal maximum recommendation is 1.4%. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 269.]

Shelf Life

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