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Anethum sowa Roxb.
  • Family : Apiaceae
  • Synonyms : A. graveolens
  • English : Dill, Garden dill
  • Hindi : Soya
  • Gujarati : Suva
  • Sanskrit : Satapushpa

  • Part used : Fruit

Botanical Description:  A glabrous aromatic annual herb, 30-90cm in height with hollow finely grooved stem, striped dark green and white with bluish spots; leaves compound, 2-3 pinnate, bluish green, segments filiform, leafsheath surrounds the stem; flowers yellow, in flat compound umbels; fruits narrowly winged. Vittae large and conspicuous. Flowering and fruiting from December to April.

It is found throughout India and widely cultivated.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Katu, Tikta
  • Guna : Snigdha
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Dipana, Kaphahara, Vatakara, Sulprasamana

Modern Pharmacological Action: Essential oil and extract of dill have been reported to possess various degrees of antimycobactetial activity and this property may probably be due to the presence of furanocoumarin in dill5. Dlimonene and D-carvone, have exhibited strong antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans6.

Our Products containing this ingredient:

Dill Herb

  • Narayan Oil
Dill Beej Extract
  • Caspa Drops
  • VaU Tablet