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dill

,

Anethum graveolens

(trade name),

Oleum anethi

(trade name),

Peucedanum graveolens

(trade name),

dillweed

(trade name)

Classification

Therapeutic: sedative hypnotics
Oral: GI, kidney, and urinary tract diseasesinsomnia

Action

Dill seed has antibacterial, sedative, and diuretic effects. Dill seed oil has spasmolytic effects on smooth muscle.

Therapeutic effects

Improved sleep.
Relief of intestinal discomfort.

Pharmacokinetics

Absorption: Unknown.
Distribution: Unknown.
Metabolism and Excretion: Unknown.
Half-life: Unknown.

Time/action profile

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Contraindications/Precautions

Contraindicated in: Allergy to dill or allergy to carrot family plants, including asafoetida, caraway, celery, coriander and fennel;.
Use Cautiously in: Obstetric: Pregnancy and lactation: avoid amounts greater than seasoning quantities.

Adverse Reactions/Side Effects

Dermatologic

  • contact dermatitis

Interactions

May ↑ lithium levels.None known.
Oral (Adults) Dried seeds—1–4 g PO TID; Oil—2–6 drops daily.

Availability

Bulk dried seeds: OTC
Dill oil: OTC

Nursing implications

Nursing assessment

  • Assess appetite, flatulence and bowel elimination before and during therapy.
  • Assess sleep patterns prior to and during therapy.

Potential Nursing Diagnoses

 (Indications)
Deficient knowledge, related to medication regimen

Implementation

  • May be taken without regard for food.

Patient/Family Teaching

  • Inform patients that there are no approved uses for this herbal supplement.
  • Advise patient that dill contains a high sodium content and patients on a restricted sodium diet should not take this herbal supplement without consulting health care professional.
  • Warn patients that skin contact with this herbal supplement may cause skin irritation.

Evaluation/Desired Outcomes

  • Improved appetite and reduction in intestinal discomfort.
  • Improvement in sleep habits.

dill

Herbal medicine
A culinary and medicinal plant that has been used as an antimicrobial, appetite stimulant, carminative and treatment for colic.

dill

(dĭl)
A hardy annual, Anethum graveolens, whose leaves and seeds are used primarily to flavor foods. It is also used as an antiflatulent and antispasmodic, but scientific evidence of its effectiveness is lacking.

dill,

n Latin name:
Anethum graveolens, parts used: buds, fruit, seeds; uses: antispasmodic, colic, gas; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with fluid imbalances; can cause photodermatitis, altera-tion in sodium balance. Also called
dill seed, dillweed, garden dill, and
dilly.
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According to our histochemical studies of PNA, UEA, and DBA lectins, administration of aqueous extracts of Anethum graveolens decreases glycoconjugates with Gal/GalNAc residues in a dose-dependent manner and has no effect on glycoconjugates with [alpha]-fucose residues.
The results of animal mating revealed that treatment of female rats with Anethum graveolens aqueous extracts delays the fertilization process.
Characterization of the aromatic plant samples Material Plant part Oil yield, mg/g Fresh Dried Dill, Anethum graveolens L.
5% and 12% of the seeds germinated for Plantago, Lallemantia royleana and Anethum graveolens respectively in the presence of 75mM/lit NaCl during the second week.
21] on Pimpinella anisum, Malhotra and Vashishtha [17] on Anethum graveolens and Ghorbani et al.
4%) used for treating fold growth hair; Ceratonia siliqua (2%) used for treating constipation; Anchusa strigosa with value (12%), Anethum graveolens (6%), Allium ampeloprasum (3%), Coriandrum sativum (1%) are plant species mentioned as wild edible plants.
III-4: The response of Anethum graveolens to bio-fertilizers, nitrogen fertilizers and their interaction was evaluated.