Friday, July 11, 2008

Dill Seed Oil - Anethum Graveolens Linn - Uttar Pradesh, India

Pharmacopoeia dill oil, obtained from the seeds of Anethum graveolens is used in pharmaceutical preparations under the name of oil - Anethi. The oil from Anethum sowa is now recommended by pharmacopoeias as it has a higher specific gravity, low optical rotation and lower carvone content. Beside, it contains a constituent known as dillapoil (heavier than water) which is reported possess toxicity.
The seeds of 17 stains of the plant were procured from different countries of the world, such as Hungary, Bulgaria, USA and USSR in 1973 and raised and multiplied subsequently.

The strain obtained from Armenia ( USSR ) gave best performance under the climate conditions of UP state, India, with regard its growth , yield of seeds (1200 Kg per hectare) and percentage recovery of the oil (2.6%).

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