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Dill Whole Seeds - 100 g - Herbal Collection

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Dill Whole Seeds - 100 g - Herbal Collection

 Anethum graveolens


    Dill seeds (Anethum graveolens) are the small, oval-shaped seeds of the dill plant, an herb native to Eurasia. 

    They have been used for centuries in culinary applications and traditional medicine due to their unique flavor and various health benefits. 

    Here are some properties and benefits of dill seeds:


    1. Aromatic and flavorful: Dill seeds have a warm, slightly sweet, and bitter taste with a hint of anise flavor. They are commonly used as a spice in cooking, particularly in pickling, bread, soups, and stews.
    2. Antioxidant properties: Dill seeds contain various bioactive compounds, such as flavonoids, phenolic acids, and volatile oils, that exhibit antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which may contribute to chronic diseases and aging.
    3. Digestive aid: Dill seeds have been traditionally used to soothe digestive issues, such as indigestion, gas, and bloating. The carminative properties of dill seeds can help expel gas from the gastrointestinal tract, while their antispasmodic properties can help relax the muscles of the digestive system.
    4. Antibacterial effects: Some studies have demonstrated that the essential oil extracted from dill seeds has antibacterial activity against certain strains of bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus cereus.
    5. Anti-inflammatory properties: Dill seed extract has shown potential in reducing inflammation in some studies. This could be beneficial in managing inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease.
    6. Menstrual relief: Dill seeds have been used traditionally to alleviate menstrual discomfort and promote regular menstrual cycles. Their antispasmodic properties may help relax uterine muscles and reduce menstrual cramps.
    7. Insomnia relief: Dill seeds contain certain compounds that may have sedative effects, which could help alleviate insomnia and promote restful sleep.
    8. Immune support: The antioxidants and other bioactive compounds in dill seeds may help support the immune system by reducing inflammation and fighting off harmful bacteria.
    9. Bone health: Dill seeds are a good source of calcium, which is essential for maintaining strong bones and preventing osteoporosis.


    Although dill seeds can provide various health benefits, it is important to remember that they should be consumed as part of a balanced diet and not solely relied upon for their medicinal properties. 

    If you have any concerns or specific health issues, consult with a healthcare professional before using dill seeds as a remedy.


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    plant name


    Dill, Stinking Fennel or Bastard Fennel , dill (English)


    International Latin denomination


    Anethum graveolens L. syn Peucedanum graveolens Benth. and Hook. = Anethum sowa Roxburgh


    botanical family


    Apiaceae ( Umbelliferae )


    Description and habitat


    • Aromatic annual plant 75 cm high, with hollow stem, silky leaves cut into filiform strips and numerous yellow flowers in umbels, without involucre
    • Light and acrid fruit, with 5 sides, 2 of which are winged
    • Native to southern Europe, central and southern Asia
    • Grows on wasteland in the wild


    History and tradition


    • The leaves are widely used as herbs
    • Cited in the Ebers papyrus (1500 BC) in a mixture used against pain
    • The Greeks covered their eyes with it to fall asleep faster
    • The species name "  graveolens  " means in Latin "strong smell"


    Parts used



    Dosage forms available



    Usual dosages




    Main components of the plant



    Main components of buds or young shoots


    Main components of essential oil





    Plant properties


    • Antimicrobial effects ( Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Enterococcus faecalis, Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella choleraesuis, Salmonella typhimurium, Shigella flexneri, Helicobacter pylori ) [1]
    • Anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects [2]
    • Gastro-protective and anti-secretory effect [3] , moderate activity against Helicobacter pylori , digestive antispasmodic
    • Anticonvulsant [4]
    • The aqueous extract is analgesic and antidepressant [5]
    • Increases the plasma concentration of progesterone in female rats [6] , can induce infertility in female rats [7] , regularization of the menstrual cycle, estrogen-progestational action [8]
    • Antioxidant, cytotoxic [9]
    • Diuretic, promotes renal elimination of water
    • Spasmolytic, carminative, inhibits intestinal fermentations
    • Increases basal tone and contractions of intestinal smooth muscle ( essential oil )
    • Galactogen
    • Anti-diabetic, cardiovascular protector [10]
    • Promotes salivary and gastric secretions


    Bud properties


    Properties of essential oil


    • Digestive stimulant and antispasmodic, increases basal tone and contractions of intestinal smooth muscle, carminative
    • Cholagogue and choleretic, hepatic and pancreatic stimulant
    • Hypolipidemic [11] by activation of the peroxisome of PPAR-α (proliferator-activated receptor-α) [12] and anti-hypercholesterolemic [13]
    • Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory ( limonene , sabinene ) [14]
    • Antispasmodic diuretic of the urinary tract
    • Bronchial and mucolytic thinner
    • Antidepressant
    • Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase [15]




    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


    • Epigastric bloating
    • Slow digestion
    • Flatulence
    • belching
    • Painful component of spastic colitis
    • Freshens breath
    • Cough, cold, flu
    • Promotes lactation


    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


    • Hyperstenic dyspepsia, spastic colitis, hiccups
    • Flatulence, intestinal fermentation, right colopathy
    • Hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia
    • Stimulates kidney function by facilitating urinary elimination at the papilla
    • Facilitates the exocrine function of the pancreas
    • Bronchitis
    • Aftermath of bereavement, emotional shocks


    Known or suspected mode of action



    Usual formulations





    Possible side effects and precautions for use


    • Essential oil  :
      • Potential neurotoxicity ( ketone  : d-carvone ), especially fruit HE
      • Skin causticity possible, do not use pure on the skin
      • Prohibited in case of pregnancy (suspected to be abortifacient)
      • Forbidden to epileptics, children and the elderly


    Bibliographic references


    1. Aller↑ Ali Esmail Al-Snafi. The Pharmacological Importance of Anethum Graveolens. A Review International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 6, Issue 4, 2014 ISSN- 0975-1491 full text
    2. Aller↑ Naseri M, Mojab F, Khodadoost M, Kamalinejad M, Davati A, Choopani R, Hasheminejad A, Bararpoor Z, Shariatpanahi S, Emtiazy M. The Study of Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Oil-Based Dill (Anethum graveolens L.) Extract Used Topically in Formalin-Induced Inflammation Male Rat Paw. Iran J Pharm Res. 2012 Fall;11(4):1169-74. PMID 24250550
    3. Aller↑ Hosseinzadeh H, Karimi GR, Ameri M. Effects of Anethum graveolens L. seed extracts on experimental gastric irritation models in mice. BMC Pharmacol. 2002 Dec 19;2:21. PMID 12493079
    4. Aller↑ Arash A, Mohammad MZ, Jamal MS, Mohammad TA, Azam A. Effects of the Aqueous Extract of Anethum graveolens Leaves on Seizure Induced by Pentylenetetrazole in Mice. Malays J Med Sci. 2013;20(5):23-30.
    5. Aller↑ El Mansouri L, Bousta D, El Youbi-El Hamsas A, Boukhira S, Akdime H, Phytochemical Screening, Anti depressant and Analgesic Effects of Aqueous Extract of Anethum graveolens L, From Southeast of Morocco, American Journal of Therapeutics, 2016.
    6. Aller↑ Heidarifar, R., Farahani, H., Mirizadeh, M., Yousefi, A., Dolatshahi, M., Mansourabad, MK, ... & Yazdandoost, M. (2015). The effect of Hydroalcoholic Extract of Anethumgraveolens (Dill) on Serum Estrogen and Progesterone Level in Female Rats. Qom University of Medical Sciences Journal, 9(5), 42-49.
    7. Aller↑ Monsefi, M., Ghasemi, A., Alaee, S., & Aliabadi, E. (2015). Effects of Anethum graveolens L. (dill) on Oocyte and Fertility of Adult Female Rats. Journal of reproduction & infertility, 16(1), 10–17. PMID 25717430
    8. Aller↑ Monsefi, M., Ghasemi, M., & Bahaoddini, A. (2006). The effects of Anethum graveolens L. on female reproductive system. Phytotherapy research: PTR, 20(10), 865–868. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.1959 PMID 16835877
    9. Aller↑ Saleh-e-In M, Sultana N, Hossain M, Hasan S, Islam M. Pharmacological effects of the phytochemicals of Anethum sowa L. root extracts. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016, 16:464 (14 November 2016). abstract [ http://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12906-016-1438-9
    10. Aller↑ Goodarzi MT, Khodadadi I, Tavilani H, Abbasi Oshaghi E. The Role of Anethum graveolens L. (Dill) in the Management of Diabetes. J Too Med. 2016;2016:1098916. PMID 27829842
    11. Aller↑ Hajhashemi V, Abbasi N. Hypolipidemic activity of Anethum graveolens in rats. Phytother Res. 2008 Mar;22(3):372-5. PMID 18058989
    12. Aller↑ Takahashi N, Yao L, Kim M, Sasako H, Aoyagi M, Shono J, Tsuge N, Goto T, Kawada T. Dill seed extract improves abnormalities in lipid metabolism through peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPAR-α) activation in diabetic obese mice. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2013 Jul;57(7):1295-9. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201200767. PMID 23681751
    13. Aller↑ Yasdanparast R, Alavi M. Antihyperlipidaemic and anti-hypercholesterolaemic effects of Anethum graveolens leaves after the removal of furocoumarins. Cytobios. 2001. 105: 185-191
    14. Aller↑ Kazemi M. Phenolic profile, antioxidant capacity and anti-inflammatory activity of Anethum graveolens L. essential oil. Nat Prod Res. 2014 Aug 26:1-3. PMID 25154406
    15. Aller↑ Orhan I, Kartal M, Kan Y, Sener B. Activity of essential oils and individual components against acetyl- and butyrylcholinesterase. Z Naturforsch C. 2008 Jul-Aug;63(7-8):547-53. PMID 18810999


    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.


    This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

    If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


    This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


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