Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam
Description: It is a member of the Umbelliferae (parsley) family. Growing to about one metre high with inflorescence of yellow flowers, appearing in the summer.
Colour: Pale yellow
Common Uses: Aromatherapists credit Dill Seed with being an effective stimulating, revitalizing, restoring, purifying, balancing, and cleansing agent.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Dill Seed works well with other spice oils, Elemi, Mint, and Caraway.
Aromatic Scent: Dill Seed has a fresh, herbaceous scent that gentle, warm, and spicy.
History: Much like Fennel seeds, it is said that Dill seeds were chewed by early Americans to suppress their appetites during church services. The name Dill is derived from the Norse word Dilla meaning to lull, relating to the carminative properties of the herb.