Dill Seed Oil

Tierra Overseas is manufacturer and supplier of high quality Dill Seed Oil in India.

Dill seed oil is a FIXED oil. Dill oil comprised of (+)-carvone, a ketone. d-limonene, a monoterpene, is also a major constituent present within the oil. Dill Seed Oil possesses a slightly earthy, fresh, sweet, herbaceous aroma that blends well with essential oils in the citrus, spice, wood and herbaceous families.

Botanical name : Anethum sowa

Family : Apiaceae

Dill seed oil is extracted through Steam Distillation from seeds of tree. Color of the oil is clear and watery consistency.

Major Constituents of Dill Seed Oil

  • (+)-Limonene
  • (+)-Carvone
  • (E)-Dihydrocarvone
  • a-Phellandrene
  • (Z)-Dihydrocarvone

Types of Dill Oil

  1. Dill seed oil : Obtained from the mature seeds through steam distillation
  2. Dill weed oil : Obtained through steam distillation of fresh herbs

The above two types of dill oil also differ in odor and color. While the color of dill seed oil is a slightly yellowish to light brown liquid, dill weed oil is a pale yellow to yellow liquid. The dill seed oil is known for its caraway-like aroma because it has a higher carvone content compared to dill weed oil. Dill weed oil, on the other hand, emits a strong, fresh and somewhat spicy aromatic odor.

Uses of Dill Oil

There are several uses of dill oil, but it is popularly used in medicine, food, perfume and soap manufacturing because of its pleasant aroma. It’s known for its healing properties, such as:

 

  • Antimicrobial — It contains a high concentration of carvone.
  • Antispasmodic — Its relaxing and calming effect can help pacify spasmodic attacks.
  • Sedative — It also has a sedating effect that may aid in inducing drowsiness.

 

Dill oil also promotes milk production for nursing mothers as helps treat breast congestion due to nursing. When mixed in lotions or creams, dill oil can be used to help heal wounds. It also helps to reduce inflammation in the mouth and throat. Works as a diuretic and helps treat urinary tract infection (UTI) by regulating urine excretion without any difficulty. It is also used as a protection from head lice by rubbing it on the scalp.