Dill seed oil contains constituents that work as carminative and find extensive use in the pharmaceuticals, food, flavors, cosmetics, and medical industries. The technology used for the extraction of dill seed oil (Anethum sowa) is termed as steam distillation process.
Specification : Dill seed oil has various chemical compounds that include carvone, dillapiole, limonene, and dihydrocarvone, d-a-phellandrene, eugenol, thymol, isoeugenol, linalyl acetate and phellandral.
Specific Gravity : 0.88400 - 0.90000 @ 25°C
Refractive Index : 1.47900 - 1.49700 @ 20°C
Properties : It is stimulating, revitalizing, restoring, purifying, balancing, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, stimulant, stomachic and cleansing agent.t has also been used as a remedy for colic and insomnia and as a stimulant for lactation.
Benefits & Uses :
The oil is used extensively in beverage and foodstuffs. Dill oil is almost exclusively used for flavouring purposes in pickle industry due to high concentration of a chemical called carvone.
Dill oil is used in cosmetics and perfumes. Myristicin, apiol, and dillapiol present in dill oil are effective naturally occurring insecticides. It is also an important fragrance component in detergents, soaps and shaving lotions. Dill is also used in making diffusers, candles and vaporisers.