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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.
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Herbal medicine
A culinary and medicinal plant that has been used as an antimicrobial, appetite stimulant, carminative and treatment for colic.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

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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. Roll up the pieces with the seasoning inside securing at the end with a cocktail sti ck and place cut side up on a baking sheet.
Yield: about 2 cuds BROILED CATFISH, ORIENTAL SLAW, AND DRAGON FRUIT LETTUCE WRAPS 3 to 4 Simmons catfish filets 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning 1/4 cup soy sauce Salt and black pepper to taste 2 cups chopped cabbage 2 each, red yellow and orange small sweet peppers, thinly sliced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon dill weed 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1 dragon fruit 4 red or green endive heads, leaves separated and ends removed For garnish: fresh dill Place catfish filets in a glass baking dish.
Separate plantings a few weeks apart will provide a continuous crop of dill weed for the fresh market." I live in Maryland and Art lives in Delaware; this system works for us.
Basic Ranch Dressing Serves 6-8 1 cup basic mayonnaise 1/2 cup soured cream 1/2 teaspoon dried chives 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper Pinch of sea salt to taste The basic recipe makes a great recipe for tuna noodle salad and other backyard favorites, but like the basic Asian dressing, it dresses up nicely.
1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
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.
MAKES: 4 servings 1 pound boned, skinned salmon fillet 6 tablespoons fat-skimmed chicken broth or vegetable broth 1/4 cup fine dried bread crumbs 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg Vegetable or olive oil 4 soft potato rolls or English muffins (4 in.
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.
Containers used for canning are gallon-sized glass jars, filled with brine, garnished with dill weed, and sealed with metal screw caps.
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/3 cup chopped cucumber 1-1/2 tablespoons chopped green onion 4 trout fillets (4 oz.
Dill Dip and Vegetables Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Pecans Seasonal Berries with Sweet Lime Dressing Jalapeno Cream Cheese Pinwheels Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches Chocolate Layered Dessert 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
GREEN VEGETABLES & DILL PASTA SALAD 6 ounces rotelle pasta, cooked and cooled (about 3 cups cooked) 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese 2 cups coarsely chopped leaf lettuce 2 cups cooked, cut green beans, cooled 1 cup cooked green peas, cooled 1 cup halved green bell pepper strips 1 cup sliced, quartered cucumber 1/2 cup sliced scallions 2/3 cup Parmesan Dill Dressing, recipe follows PARMESAN DILL DRESSING 1/3 cup plain yogurt 1/3 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed dill weed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper [1] For salad: In large bowl, combine pasta, Swiss cheese, lettuce, green beans, peas, green pepper, cucumber and scallions.