Dill Essential Oil was popular with the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, who called it "Anethon" from which the botanical name was derived. The common name comes from the Anglo-Saxon 'dylle' or 'dylla', which then changed to dill. The word means 'to lull' - referring to its soothing properties. In the Middle Ages it was used as a charm against witchcraft.
The therapeutic properties of dill essential oil are antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, disinfectant, galactagogue, sedative, stomachic and sudorific.