Extracted from seeds or stems/leaves of a plant is an essential oil known as Dill Oil. This essential oil is derived from plant known as “Dill” which belongs to the “Anethum graveolens” species within the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil comprises of a “grass like” aroma, and is pale yellow in colour. In addition, with regards to its viscosity this oil is as fluid as water. This oil is extracted from the plant using the process of “steam distillation”.
A. Chemical constituents of Dill Oil:
This oil is basically extracted from the seeds or stems/leaves of a plant known as “Dill” and belongs to the “Anethum graveolens” species within the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil also consists of organic compounds such as D-Carvone, Dillapiol, Eugenol, Limonene, Terpinene and Myristicin.
B. The use and benefits of Dill Oil:
There are a number of benefits to using Dill Oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil when used consists of a curative property that when used helps in suppressing muscle spasms occurring in the respiratory tract, intestines, muscles, or nerves and thereby serves as an antispasmodic.
This oil also serves as a “digestive” by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices such as gastric juice, bile in the stomach and thereby ensuring normal digestion.
This oil when used also helps in relieving “gas” i.e. flatulence that is formed in the GI system, and thereby serves as a carminative.
This oil also possesses “antiseptic” property which enables the destruction of disease causing microorganism, and helps in the treatment of external as well as internal wounds.
“Providing relief from anxiety” by stimulating a calming effect on the central nervous system is yet another property that this oil exerts when used.
C. The adverse effects of Dill Oil:
There is one major adverse reaction that could occur on using this oil. It is as follows:
- This oil when used can be severely harmful to pregnancy, and hence pregnant women must avoid using it.