Anethum Graveolens (Dill Seed Oil)
The genus name Anethum is derived from the Greek word “Aneeson” or “Aneeton”, which means strong smelling. The origin of the plant is uncertain, but it is known that it was used in the Egyptian civilization 5000 years ago. The Essential Oil is extracted through the steam distillation of dill seeds.
The major compounds found in dill seed oil are carvone (62.48%) and limonene (20%). The oil also consists of α-phellandrene, diihydrocarvone, eugenol, anethole, flavonoids, coumarins, triterpenes, phenolic acids, and umbelliferones.