Active Ingredients. - The fruit of this plant owes it properties to the non-volatile and volatile forms of anethol, which has been already described under anise.

Physiological Action. - Nothing is accurately known in regard to the physiological action of dill, but it is presumably the same as that of anise.

Therapeutic Action. - The medicinal uses of dill are identical with those of anise and caraway; the most extensive employment being as a remedy for the flatulence of infants. In India the infusion is administered to women immediately after parturition, as a stomachic and grateful cordial.

Preparations and Dose. - Aqua Anethi (B. Ph.),

Dill Anethum Graveolens 34

- ij.

(30. - 60.); Oleum Anethi (B. Ph.), m ij. - v. (.10 - .25).