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Related to Anethum graveolens: Coriandrum sativum, Foeniculum vulgare, Allium porrum, Levisticum officinale, Petroselinum crispum
Anethum graveolens(trade name),
Oleum anethi(trade name),
Peucedanum graveolens(trade name),
Oral: GI, kidney, and urinary tract diseasesinsomnia
ClassificationTherapeutic: sedative hypnotics
Dill seed has antibacterial, sedative, and diuretic effects. Dill seed oil has spasmolytic effects on smooth muscle.
Relief of intestinal discomfort.
Metabolism and Excretion: Unknown.
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
InteractionsMay ↑ 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
- 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
- May be taken without regard for food.
- 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.
- Improved appetite and reduction in intestinal discomfort.
- Improvement in sleep habits.
A culinary and medicinal plant that has been used as an antimicrobial, appetite stimulant, carminative and treatment for colic.