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Dill Seed Oil  


$ 7.50

Extraction Method - Steam Distillation

Certificate - ISO, GMP

Source - Seeds


Botanical Name:  Anethum sowa Roxb Common name:  Sowa, Soya, Di Read More

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Botanical Name: 

Anethum sowa Roxb

Common name: 

Sowa, Soya, Dill, Garden dill, Anet, Sata pushpa

Plant family: 





A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid that darkens over time.


A fresh, herbaceous scent that is gentle, warm and spicy.

Blends With:

Other spice oils, Elemi, Peppermint, and Caraway.





Method of Extraction:

Steam Distillation


The genus name Anethum is derived from Greek word aneeson or aneeton, which means strong smelling. Its common use in Ayurvedic medicine is in abdominal discomfort, colic and for promoting digestion. Ayurvedic properties of shatapushpa are katu tikta rasa, usna virya, katu vipaka, laghu, tiksna and snigdha gunas. It cures ‘vata’, ‘kapha’, ulcers, abdominal pains, eye diseases and uterine pains.


Anethum sowa L. (Bengali-Shulfa) belonging to the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae), comes under genus Anethum and it is an annual and winter spice crop in Bangladesh. It is mostly grown in the northern part of Bangladesh. A variant called Indian dill or sowa (Anethum sowa Roxb.) is largely cultivated in Bangladesh, India, Egypt and Japan. Indigenous people consume it as a spice for a flavoring agent in food preparation. The herb grows ordinarily 2–2.5 ft. in height with small feathery leaves, tapped and branched roots. The chemical composition of the essential oil of the two chemotypes i.e. European dill (Anethum graveolens L.) and Indian dill (Anethum sowa L.) are differentiated mainly by the apiol and carvone content. Anethum sowa is rich in apiol whereas Anethum graveolens is rich in carvone. The typical flavor of dill herb oil is due to ?-phellandrene, limonene and dill ether (anethofuran). The green herb, seeds and its roots are used as folkloric medicine e.g. aromatic, carminative especially useful in the treatment of flatulence, colic and hiccups of infants and children. Recently, it has been reported that seed essential oils are the potential source of antioxidant and also have antimicrobial and antispasmodic properties

The root part of Anethum sowa L. is a rich source of mineral elements, essential amino acid and fatty acids. The essential oil is the highly potential as bioactive oil for pharmaceuticals and medical applications, possessing antioxidant, antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities.

Dill Seed Essential Oil in Pharma

Different parts of Anethum sowa L. is used in folk medicine as a carminative for the treatment of flatulence, colic and hiccups of infants and children, antioxidant, antimicrobial and antispasmodic agent. Anethum is used as an ingredient in gripe water, given to relieve colic pain in babies and flatulence in young children. The seed is aromatic, carminative, mildly diuretic, galactogogue, stimulant and stomachic the essential oil in the seed relieves intestinal spasms and griping, helping to settle colic. The carminative volatile oil improves appetite, relieves gas and aids digestion. Chewing the seeds improves bad breath. Anethum stimulates milk flow in lactating mothers and is often given to cattles for this reason. It also cures urinary complaints, piles and mental disorders.

Essence of Dill Seed Essential Oil

Anethum seeds are used as a spice and its fresh and dried leaves called dill weed are used as condiment and tea. The aromatic herb is commonly used for flavoring and seasoning of various foods such as pickles, salads, sauces and soups. Fresh or dried leaves are used for boiled or fried meats and fish, in sandwiches and fish sauces. It is also an essential ingredient of sour vinegar. Dill oil is extracted from seeds, leaves and stems, which contains an essential oil used as flavoring in food industry. It is used in perfumery to aromatize detergents and soaps and as a substitute for caraway oil.


·        Promotes digestion

·        Prevents insomnia

·        Maintains bone health

·        Manages diabetes

·        Prevents excess gas

·        Boosts immunity

·        Calms hiccups

·        Cures diarrhea

·        Treats dysentery

·        Relieves arthritis pain

·        Stimulates menstruation

·        Treats respiratory disorders

·        Oral care


·        Prevents cancer



Key Constituents

Strength (%)


Dill apiole



















Safety Summary

·        Hazards: hepatotoxicity; nephrotoxicity; may be abortifacient.

·        Contraindications (all routes): pregnancy, breastfeeding.

·        Maximum adult daily oral dose 53mg.

·        Maximum dermal use level 1.4%

·        Inhalation: Inhalation of high concentrations of vapor may result in irritation of eyes, nose and throat, headache, nausea, and dizziness

Organ-specific effects

·        Adverse skin reactions: Undiluted Indian dill seed oil was moderately irritating to rabbits, but was not irritating to mice or pigs; tested at 4% on 25 volunteers it was neither irritating nor sensitizing. It is non-phototoxic. Skin contact Repeated or prolonged contact can cause redness, irritation and scaling of skin (Dermatitis). Adverse skin effects should be prevented by normal care and personal hygiene

·        Reproductive toxicity: Apiole and various preparations of parsley have been used for many years to procure illegal abortion in Italy. Post-abortive vaginal bleeding, sometimes profuse, is a feature of these cases. A cumulative effect is apparent, parsley apiole being taken daily for between two and eight days before either death or abortion ensued. The lowest daily dose of apiole which induced abortion was 0.9 g taken for eight consecutive days.

·        Ingestion: Low order toxicity causing irritation of the stomach and intestines which results in nausea and vomiting.

·        Eye contact: May irritate eyes.

Systemic effects

·        Acute toxicity: Indian dill seed oil acute oral LD50 in rats 4.6 g/kg, in mice >3 g/kg; acute dermal LD50 in rabbits >5 g/ kg. Parsley apiole is toxic in humans; the lowest total dose of apiole causing death is 4.2 g the lowest fatal daily dose is 770 mg, which was taken for 14 days; the lowest single fatal dose is 8 g. At least 19 g has been survived.

·        Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential: No information! found for Indian dill seed oil. A very low level of genotoxicity has been reported for dill apiole. However, neither dill apiole nor carvone is carcinogenic, and (þ)-limonene displays anticarcinogenic activity. Essential oil of Piper aduncum, containing 45.9% dill apiole, was not mutagenic in S. typhimurium strains TA98 and TA100, with or without S9.



·        Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects environment. Avoid any pollution of ground, surface or underground water.

·        Persistence & degradability Biodegradability: no degradability data is available; the substance is considered as not degrading quickly.

·        Bioaccumulation Potential No additional data available.

·        Mobility in soil No additional data available.


·        Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment No additional data available.

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