Dill is a member of the Umbelliferae (parsley) family. Growing to about one metre high with a mass of small yellow flowers, appearing in the summer
Gripe water is often made of the fresh herb and given to babies and children for colic, or other digestive disorders, but the dill oil should not be used for this purpose, as it is too powerful.Dill oil helps to overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed and is also helpful for digestive problems in adults, easing flatulence, constipation and hiccups.
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 , relating to the carminative properties of the herb.
Dill oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but should be avoided during pregnancy.