dill-anethum-graveolensDill (Anethum graveolens) essential oil has a pleasant, herbal, sweet fresh scent that slightly resembles anise (licorice) and caraway. 

It is a member of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae (parsley) botanical family.  Every part of the plant is aromatic.  Dill is stimulating, revitalizing, and balancing.

It’s chemical constituents include Carvone, Limonene, Phellandrene (depending on extraction method), eugenol, pinene and others.

Uses In Cooking:  Dill leaves and seeds are used in cooking to enhance the flavor of soups, salads, sauces, salad dressings, sandwich fillings, and, of course, pickles.  It is sometimes used as a condiment. The  essential oil can also be used when preparing food, but since the oil is highly concentrated, use only minute amounts.

My organic deviled eggs are always a hit at family and community gatherings. I add 1–2 drops each of dill and ginger essential oil to the yolk mixture. Yum! -Paula Quinlan
I added three drops of dill essential oil and three drops of black pepper essential oil to a batch of macaroni salad this past weekend. It was a hit! – Diane Laffoon
I added three drops of dill essential oil and three drops of black pepper essential oil to a batch of macaroni salad this past weekend. It was a hit! – Diane Laffoon

History/Folklore:  The dill plant is mentioned in the Papyrus of Ebers from Egypt in 1550 BC.  Roman gladiators rubbed their skin with dill before each match because of it’s ability to ease the mind, calm the autonomic nervous system and ability to prevent excess sweating due to nervous tension.

To the Greeks the presence of dill was an indication of prosperity. In the 8th century, Charlemagne used it at banquets to relieve hiccups and in the Middle Ages it was used as a love potion and to keep witches away.

Historically, it has been used to relieve flatulence, to protect against witchcraft in the Middle Ages, to make Gripe water for babies and children with colic or other digestive disorders, as well as for adults for digestive problems, constipation and hiccups.

More Uses: Dill essential oil is known to promote milk flow in nursing mothers and help bronchial and liver deficiencies.  It is antispasmodic, antibacterial, an expectorant and a pancreatic stimulant. Many parents diffuse it with Roman chamomile to calm fidgety children and combat ADHD. Dill essential oil Therapeutic-Grade dill essential oil is also known as a insulin/blood sugar regulator.  It has been researched at Cairo University for it’s ability to lower glucose and insulin levels and support pancreatic function.  Diabetics have used it with great success in combination with fennel and coriander.

Dill has an approximate ORAC of 356,444 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter. 

How to use: For dietary or topical use. Apply topically on abdomen and bottom of the feet. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as soy or rice milk.

Dill essential oil is generally considered non-toxic and doesn’t normally irritate or sensitize the skin if a high-quality oil is used.  However, as with all products, there is the potential of possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

To be sure to get the highest-quality oil that is suitable for ingestion, buy from Young Living Essential Oils.

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Item No. 3536, 5 ml, Dill Essential Oil


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