Dill Oil

Dill oil

What is Dill oil?

Dill oil is extracted through steam distillation of dried seeds and the whole plant of dill, botanically known as Anethum Sowa. The basic components of dill essential oil are D-Carvone, Dillapiole, Eugenol, Limonene, Terpinene, and Myristicin. Since ancient times, dill seeds have been associated with magical healing powers.

Properties

It actually isn’t magic, just science, but let’s explore some of the impressive health benefits of dill essential. The health benefits of Dill essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, disinfectant, galactagogue, sedative, stomachic and sudorific substance.

Precaution

Dill essential oil should be avoided during pregnancy but is appropriate for nursing mothers.

Benefits

Relieves Spasms

Dill oil has a relaxing effect on nerves, muscles, intestines and the respiratory system and pacifies spasmodic attacks, providing quick relief.

Prevents Infections

Dill oil is also known for its disinfectant properties. Added in food items, it protects them from getting spoiled from infection by microbes. When consumed, it cures the microbial infection in the colon, urinary tract, kidneys, and genitals.

Facilitates Digestion

Dill seeds have been in use as a remedy to facilitate digestion for thousands of years. This digestive property of dill seeds comes from its essential oils. Dill oil promotes digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices like gastric juices, acids, and bile in the stomach. Its aroma also stimulates the salivary glands and thus aids in the primary digestion of the food in the mouth.

Removes Flatulence

Dill essential oil can efficiently handle gas trouble. It does not only help to remove gas from the intestine but also stops further gas from forming. Moreover, it gives the gases a safe downward passage by relaxing the muscles in the abdominal region.

Treats Breast Milk Deficiency

A galactagogue is a substance or an agent that increases the formation of milk in the breasts. It also enhances the quality of the milk. This property is very helpful for lactating mothers and the baby’s overall health.

Reduces Stomach Disorders

Dill oil is stomachic, being a stomachic means being an agent that acts as a tonic to keep the stomach healthy, toned and functioning properly. It keeps the stomach in proper shape, regulates the secretion of digestive juices and bile into it, keeps it safe from infections and also helps the healing process of ulcers or wounds, if any, in the stomach.

Heals Wounds

Dill essential oil acts as a vulnerary by promoting the quick healing of wounds, either external or internal and protecting them from infections.

Prevents Candida

Dill essential oil helps to prevent fungal diseases such as candida. Research suggests that it induces apoptosis in pathogen Candida albicans.

Relieves Anxiety

Dill oil has beneficial sedating and calming effects on the nerves and the brain, making a person feel relaxed and satisfied. It is useful for getting rid of anxiety, tension, anger, depression and even hypertension. It also helps you to have a good night’s sleep at the end of the day.

Skin Care

Dill oil brings about sweating, thereby creating a feeling of lightness. This also helps to remove excess water, salt and toxic substances from the body, the lowering of blood pressure, a reduction of swelling and the protection of the skin’s overall health. Perspiration, except when it is abnormally heavy, is seen as a sign of good health.

Other Benefits

It helps ease constipation and cures colic. Apart from being beneficial in treating many diseases it also extensively used in agriculture to protect the crops such as rapeseed from infection. Use of dill oil helps to effectively prevent fungal disease.

Side effects

When applied to the skin, dill oil can sometimes cause skin irritation. It can also cause the skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. This might put you at greater risk for sunburns and skin cancer. Avoid sunlight. Wear sunblock and protective clothing outside, especially if you are light-skinned.