This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics - Vegetable Kingdom", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia Medica And Therapeutics: Vegetable Kingdom.
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.),
(30. - 60.); Oleum Anethi (B. Ph.), m ij. - v. (.10 - .25).