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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2017)

Chemistry and biological activities of Anethum graveolens L. (dill) essential oil: A review

Author(s):

KK Chahal, Monika, A Kumar, U Bhardwaj and R Kaur

Abstract:
Anethum graveolens L. commonly known as dill belonging to the family Umbelliferae, is one of the most useful essential oil bearing spices as well as medicinal herb. Dill is cultivated throughout the world as a medicinal plant. Dill seeds are used as a flavouring agent. Essential oil can be extracted from various parts of plant and chiefly consisted of dill carvone, limonene, dill apiol and α-phellendrene. The essential oil and extracts of dill plant possess promising antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, insecticidal, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antispasmodic, hypolipidemic activities etc.

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How to cite this article:
KK Chahal, Monika, A Kumar, U Bhardwaj and R Kaur. Chemistry and biological activities of Anethum graveolens L. (dill) essential oil: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(2):295-306.