Essential Oil Profile: Dill

Anethum graveolens


                                                                                     Photo from Fordville

Latin Name: Anethum graveolens  

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Plant Part: Seed

Method: Steam Distilled

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle. Element: Earth

Functional Groups: Ketone, Terpene

Type: Euphoric, stimulating

Ayurvedic Dosha: Kapha

Scent: Herbaceous, sweet, spicy, fresh, slightly earthy& peppery.

For Skin Type: None

Cautions: Not During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding, Not With Children, HIGH ketone content. May cause skin irritation. Do not take oils internally or use undiluted.

Physical Uses: Indigestion, nausea, vomiting, dry heaves, flatulence, amenorrhea, scanty menstrual flow, colic, anti-fungal.

Mental/Emotional: Apathy, reviving, clearing, tonic, helps with anxiety, tension and anger .

Other Uses: Used mainly in the flavoring industry.

Blends Well With: Fruit, Seed, Spice & Citrus.

Possible Substitutions: Dill weed, Anise, Angelica seed, Caraway seed


Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Element Books, 1997.

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2011.


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