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 Dill Essential Oil uses - Aromatherapy

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Oil Name:Dill
Note:Top
Parts of plant used:Seeds/fruit
Botanical Name:Anethum Graveolens 
Aroma:Fresh, grassy

Dill comes originally from the Mediterranean although there is also evidence that it may have originated in India. Today it is grown virtually everywhere. There are many countries that grow Dill for essential oil extraction so care must be taken when purchasing this oils as the constituents and even aroma varies from country to country.

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Uses:

SedativeFlatulenceConstipation
Promotion of milk flow in nursing mothersWound healingDigestive
DisinfectantAntispasmodicCarminative

 

Constituents:

 

Limonene: Limonene has been studied for the anti-tumour effect noticed in mice. Herbalists often prescribe herbs with this constituent as an antioxidant and cancer or tumour inhibitor although there is evidence that these properties are volatile and may be lost as a result of processing of the herb. Limonene also has antiviral properties.

Carvone

Apiole: A Phenolic ether. All phenolic ethers are toxic and irritant and should be used with care. Although regarded as safe in spices and herbs essential oils contain much higher proportions of phenolic ethers and should be used under professional supervision.

Phenolic Ethers: Phenolic ethers on their own are irritant and toxic Phenylpropane derivatives. Where Phenolic Ethers are present in essential oils these oils must be used with care and extreme dilutions as even small amounts of phenolic ethers are toxic.

 

 

Eugenol: Anaesthetic, antimicrobal, disinfecting, stimulant, aromatic and anticonvulsant.

Eugenol is a Phenylpropanoid in the Phenols group. Eugenol is widely distributed in the plant kingdom.

Potentially irritant. Sensitivity should be tested before using this substance or oil on the skin.

 

  
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