Dill seed (Anethi fructus)

Published October 15, 1987; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Dillfrüchte

Name of Drug

Anethi fructus, dill seed.

Composition of Drug

Dill seed consists of the dried fruit of Anethum graveolens L. s.l. [Fam. Apiaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains essential oil rich in carvone.

Uses

Dyspepsia.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Average daily dosage:

Seed, 3 g; essential oil, 0.1 - 0.3 g; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Whole seeds for teas and other galenical preparations for internal application.

Actions

Antispasmodic
Bacteriostatic.