How does Dill work?

Chemicals contained in dill seed might help relax muscles, but more information is needed.

Are there safety concerns?

Dill is safe when consumed as a food. Dill also seems to be safe for most people when taken by mouth for medicinal purposes.

When applied to the skin, dill can sometimes cause skin irritation. Fresh dill juice can also cause the skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. This might put you at greater risk for sunburns and skin cancer. Avoid sunlight. Wear sunblock and protective clothing outside, especially if you are light-skinned.

Do not use dill if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are allergic to plants in the carrot family such as asafoetida, caraway, celery, coriander, fennel, and other related plants.

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