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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.