Dill Essential Oil is steam distilled from the entire plant. It has been used by ancient civilizations for bronchial, stomach conditions, and of course, to flavor food!
Roman gladiators rubbed it on their bodies, believing that they could reduce nervousness and anxiety before battle.
Today, we use Dill essential oil for respiratory infections such as bronchitis. It supports the pancreas and therefore has been used to lower glucose levels and normalize insulin levels which are so important to those who have diabetes!
Did you know that a study conducted by Brigham Young University in 2003, showed that Dill essential oil had a 56.6% inhibition against prostate cancer? Yes and that was using a small concentration of Dill (0.02% or 200 ppm). Sandalwood essential oil came out on top at 84.1%!
Did you know that diffusing Dill with Roman Chamomile may help restless children?Roman Chamomile and Dill are both are calming. Dill energetically helps to focus intention and bring clarity of expression.
What is the Genus Species? Anethum graveolens
Why is this information important? Dill is the only species of the genus Anethum. However, it is good habit to purchase your oils using the common name and scientific name (genus species) as well. Too many companies are selling oils generically and they are not for therapeutic use!
Where is the name derived from? Dill comes from a Saxon word “dilla” or “dillan” meaning “to lull”.
What Part of the Plant is Used? The whole plant
What is the ORAC Value? 135,600 µTE/100g
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Blueberries = 2,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that Dill is contained in Hildegard’s Medicine Book? Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was known as the first herbalist and naturopath of the middle ages. Her book documented over 12,000 remedies for symptoms and diseases. Wow!
What are the Plant Properties? Anti-diabetic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, antibacterial, expectorant, pancreatic stimulant, insulin and blood sugar regulator and stimulant.
What are the Documented Uses for Dill? Diabetes, digestive problems, liver deficiencies, bronchial catarrh, colic, constipation, dyspepsia, headaches indigestion, lower glucose levels, nervousness, insulin levels, ADHD and promote milk flow in mothers.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its fresh and sweet aroma is calming.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Dill assists in the power of visualization and intention. It grows by itself; therefore, it can bring focus to our spiritual singularity or purpose.
Many times we want to help and make a difference in the world by “taking on the world”; however, that is not always helpful. Dill helps us understand that focusing on our own spiritual mission is where we can really make the most difference in the world. And it asks us to form that vision for ourselves.
What Chakra is Affected? Solar plexus and throat chakras.
What are the corresponding Chakra Colors? Yellow.
How do I use it?
Dilute 50:50, and then,
• Apply several drops (2-4) on location, abdomen and temples • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points • Directly inhale • Diffuse, or
• May be used as a dietary supplement.
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, however I have never used it. I have seen it in cattle animal recipes to promote lactation!
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Pine and citrus oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used for healing results. Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, Dill Oil is readily available on the market in many different qualities, so please know your source.
There are many Dill uses because it is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
People with epilepsy should not use Dill.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that the Ancient Egyptians used Dill as an ingredient in a pain killing mixture?
Place Dill Essential Oil on the wrists to remove addictions to sugar!
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