- Color: Clear
- Oil Consistency: Watery
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Initial Aroma Strength: Mild – Medium
- Scent: Fresh, sweet, herbaceous, slightly earthy.
Action: Antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, disinfectant, galactagogue, sedative, stomachic, sudorific
Benefits, Indications: Gripe water is often made of the fresh herb and given to babies and children for colic or other digestive disorders, but dill oil should not be used for this purpose as it is too powerful. Dill oil helps to overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed and is also helpful for digestive problems in adults, easing flatulence, constipation and hiccups.
It eases the mind, calms headaches and helps with excess sweating due to nervous tension. It can also stimulate milk flow in nursing mothers, while promoting the healing of wounds.
Chemical Constituents: d-carvone, dillapiol, dhc, eugenol, limonene, terpinene and myristicin
Precautions: Dill oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but should be avoided during pregnancy.
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