Dill (Anethum graveolens) essential oil has a pleasant, herbal, sweet fresh scent that slightly resembles anise (licorice) and caraway. It is produced from the distillation of the whole plant and is believed to be calming when used aromatically. This oil can be blended with Roman Chamomile to enhance any relaxing aromatic experience.
Dill is a member of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae (parsley) botanical family. Every part of the plant is aromatic. It is stimulating, revitalizing, and balancing.
It’s chemical constituents include Carvone, Limonene, Phellandrene (depending on extraction method), eugenol, pinene and others.
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.
The name dill is thought to have originated from a Norse or Anglo-Saxon word ‘dylle’ meaning to soothe or lull, the plant having the carminative property of relieving gas.
In the northeastern U.S. and adjoining parts of Canada, the seed of dill is sometimes known as “meeting-seed”. This expression originates with the Puritans and Quakers, who would give their children dill seeds to chew during long church meetings due to dill’s mild hunger-suppressant qualities.
Dill has an approximate ORAC of 356,444 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
How to Use
Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
Ingredients Anethum graveolens† (Dill) herb oil †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil
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Item No. 3536, 5 ml, Dill Essential Oil