Dillseed - Anethum graveolens

The popular culinary herb has been used since ancient times as an aid to digestion, and the essential oil too has a positive action on the digestive system when used in massage.  Soothing, Comforting and relaxing.

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County of Origin India
Botanical Family Umbelliferae
Therapeutic Properties Anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic, carminative, digestive tonic, emmenagogic, hypotensive, stimulant, stomachic
Chemical Family Ethers, Ketones
Approx. Shelf Life 5 years
Plant Parts Seeds
Note Classification Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled

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History: Cultivated as an herb since 400BC. In cooking, used in breads and with fish and cucumbers. Medicinally used in the West and East for indigestion and colic. As a folk remedy, used by lactating mothers to increase milk flow and to put crying babies to sleep

Characteristics: Dill Seed Essential Oil has a fresh, herbaceous scent that is gentle, warm and spicy.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, indigestion, promoting milk flow in nursing mothers. Used to soothe the intestines, relieve flatulence and fermentation, calm, relax, promote restful sleep, relieve pain and repel insects.

Personality Profile:

Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, food, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candle, massage, mist spray, perfumes.

Safety: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease. 
All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  
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    The popular culinary herb has been used since ancient times as an aid to digestion, and the essential oil too has a positive action on the digestive system when used in massage.  Soothing, Comforting and relaxing.

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