Science of Herbs

Anethum Sowa

Anethum sowa                      

Common Name: Sowa,
English Name: Indian Dill
Botanical Name: Anethum sowa

Description: It is an annual plant and grows up to 1 meter in height with dark and light green stems covered with a whitish bloom and decompound leaves cut into filiform segments. Flowers yellow in colour and arranged in umbeliform.

Chemical Composition: Root of this plant contains polyene, Beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol. Fruits contain compounds like myristicin, flavonoids. Seeds give an essential oil known as Dill oil containing flavonoids, Beta-sitosterol glucoside containing carvone. 

Properties: Seeds of this plant is used as carminative and stomachic. It is useful in flatulence. Leaves are carminative, stomachic and diuretic. Given to children who complain of flatulence, loss of appetite, gas and indigestion.

Used in the following MATXIN products:

  • Kidease syrup