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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.

Patient discussion about dill

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