Dose.—Of the pulverized seeds, from grs. xx. to ℨj.; of the oil, gtt. ij. to gtt. v.
Therapeutic Action.—Dill seeds possess the properties common to the aromatics. As a remedial agent they are feeble in action, and are mostly used for the relief of infants affected with colic, flatulence, etc. They have also been used in cases attended with a scanty flow of urine in infancy, and as a pectoral in pain in the chest.
Foeniculum, Coriandrum, Carui, Dauci, and Angelica (the seeds,) are aromatic stimulants, possessing similar properties to those last described, and may be used for the same purposes; they are, however, not much used at present.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.