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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.
DILL DIP AND VEGETABLES 2 cups mayonnaise 2 cups sow cream 1 tablespoon dried parsley 3 tablespoons dried dill weed 1 1/2 tablespoons seasoning salt 1/2 teaspoon Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning
Mustard sauce: Combine 2 cups plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon minced onion, 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, 1/2 teaspoon dill weed, and 1/8, teaspoon hotpepper sauce; mix well.
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
DILL CRACKERS 1/2 cup Canola oil 3 tablespoons dry dill weed 1 package dry ranch dressing mix 1 box Premium Saltine crackers (use three stacks) Combine oil, dry dill weed, and ranch dressing mix.
Swedish-style is the third main-course option, which pairs the white asparagus with potatoes and baked salmon with dill weed.
total) About 1 teaspoon salt 3 hard-cooked large eggs, shelled 1/3 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijou mustard 1 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed Butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped (optional)
Layer shoots with dill seed or fresh dill weed, onion slices, hot peppers, and wild grape leaves in a brine of one part salt, 1/2 part vinegar, and ten parts water.
Makes 6 servings) 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 1 tablespoon margarine 1-1/2 tablespoons flour 1/8 teaspoon each salt and white pper 3/4 cup skim milk 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice 1-1/2 cups cooked, flaked Alaskan halibut 1 cup fresh or frozen peas, thawed if necessary Dash each dill weed and bottled hot-pepper sauce 6 baked puff pastry shells Lime wedges
LYNN'S HOT CRACKERS 1 box Town House crackers 3/4 cup canola oil 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes for hot crackers or 2 tablespoons dill weed for mild crackers 1 package dry ranch dressing mix Put all 4 tubes of crackers in a gallon-size zip-lock bag.
And my tuna, potato or macaroni salads made with a nonfat yogurt dressing wouldn't be complete without a jolt of prepared yellow mustard, chopped dill pickles and lots of dill weed.
each) plain nonfat yogurt 1/4 cup reduced-calorie mayonnaise 1 tablespoon crushed dill weed 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon salt, if desired Line large strainer with 20" x 18" double thickness piece of cheesecloth; place strainer over large bowl; set aside.