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Anethum graveolens

(trade name),

Oleum anethi

(trade name),

Peucedanum graveolens

(trade name),


(trade name)


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


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.


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

Time/action profile



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


  • contact dermatitis


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


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

Deficient knowledge, related to medication regimen


  • 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.


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


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.


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
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Season on the top side away from where the skin used to be with salt, a little cayenne pepper and a sprinkling of dill weed.
1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
Dandelion flowers, leaves and roots combined with dill weed and garlic cloves make good vinegar or you can combine ginger, lavender buds, rosemary leaves, and spearmint.
Dilly Smoked Salmon Tart 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed and unfolded 1 large egg, slightly beaten 1 teaspoon water 2 teaspoons fresh snipped dill weed 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 cup sour cream 3 ounces smoked salmon (lox style), cut into thin strips 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion Roll puff pastry sheet into a 15x10-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface.
1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed OR 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Dilled Salmon Cakes Sauce 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1/3 cup chopped tomato 1/3 cup chopped cucumber 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed Salmon Cakes One 14 3/4-ounce can pink salmon, drained, with skin removed (leave bones in for extra calcium) 3/4 cup uncooked oats, quick or old-fashioned 1/3 cup skim milk 2 egg whites, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 1.
1 cup salt 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar 3 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder 3 1/2 tablespoons onion powder 3 1/2 teaspoons dried savory 2 1/2 teaspoons dried tarragon 1 tablespoon dried dill weed 1 whole salmon fillet (3 lb.
Containers used for canning are gallon-sized glass jars, filled with brine, garnished with dill weed, and sealed with metal screw caps.
Just follow the directions in the recipe, and give the mixture a good spicing with dill weed, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground black pepper.
Prep Time: 30 minutes Start to Finish: 1 hour 1 can (6 ounces) premium skinless boneless pink salmon, drained 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box 1/3 cup Fisher Chef's Naturals Pecan Cookie Pieces or Fisher Chef's Naturals Chopped Pecans, finely chopped, divided 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened, divided 1 dill weed sprig 2 lemon wedges [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [1] In large bowl, mix salmon, pickle, onion, mayonnaise, cheese, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon dill weed.
1/2 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided 1 teaspoon dill seed 2 teaspoons dill weed 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano 5 cups tomatoes (crushed whole tomatoes) 4 cups chicken stock 2 tablespoons flour 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 4 teaspoons honey 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 2/3 cup half-and-half For garnish: sour cream and fresh dill In a large pot, saute onions in 6 tablespoons butter along with dill seed, dill weed, and herbs for 5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
thawed and squeezed dry 4 ounces reduced-fat goat cheese 4 pitted and chopped ripe olives 1 tablespoon chopped dill weed 4 12x17-inch sheets phyllo dough, at room temperature Scallion strips Heat the oven to 375 degrees.