Dill Seed Oil

Dill seed oil contains the component carvone and has antiviral effects. This oil is almost identical to caraway oil and can be used much the same way. In most formulations it can even be substituted for caraway.

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Botanical Name - Anethum graveolens

Common Method Of Extraction- Steam distilled

Parts Used - Seed

Note Classification - Middle

Aroma - Clear, spicy, herbaceous, grass, fresh, and clean

Largest Producing Countries - Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Germany, Britain, and Spain

Traditional Use - Dill seed oil is used extensively in alcoholic, soft drinks and foodstuffs, especially pickles and condiments.

Properties - Amenorrhea, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, galactagogue, hypotensive, stimulant, and stomachic.

Benefits - Colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, indigestion, lack of a menstrual cycle, and promotes milk flow in nursing mothers.

Blends Well With - Caraway, elemi, mints, nutmeg, spice and citrus oils.

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