Protective Role of Medicinal Herb Anethum Graveolens (Dill) Against Various Human Diseases and Metabolic Disorders

  • Furkhan Ahmed Mohammed
  • Syed Shoeb Razvi
  • Waseem Mohammed Abdul
  • Kaleemuddin Mohammed
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
  • Babajan Banaganapalli
  • Noor Ahmad Shaik
  • Ayman I. Elkady


Medicinal plants were the only source of therapeutic treatment in the primary healthcare systems in ancient times, before the discovery of modern medicinal practices. However, in the past two decades, herbal products/medicinal herbs encompassing potential bioactive compounds have caught attention of the researchers globally. Alike other prominent herbs, Anethum graveolens (dill) have been cultivated since time immemorial for medicinal and culinary purposes, dating back to the Greek and Egyptian civilizations. The objective of this chapter is to provide comprehensive understanding of the extensive research related to A. graveolens and its active compounds. It focuses on the therapeutic effects of A. graveolens as exhibited by various in vivo and in vitro studies, confirming its anticancer, antimicrobial, hypolipidemic, and hypoglycemic properties. Moreover, the randomized clinical trials and molecular interaction studies performed with the active component of A. graveolens are also discussed, highlighting its efficacy as a safe complementary alternative medicine aiding the management of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer.


Anethum graveolens Dill Natural product Herbal medicine Carvone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Furkhan Ahmed Mohammed
    • 1
  • Syed Shoeb Razvi
    • 2
  • Waseem Mohammed Abdul
    • 1
  • Kaleemuddin Mohammed
    • 2
    • 3
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    • 1
  • Babajan Banaganapalli
    • 3
    • 4
  • Noor Ahmad Shaik
    • 3
    • 4
  • Ayman I. Elkady
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Princess Al-Jawhara Albrahim Center of Excellence in Research of Hereditary Disorders (PACER-HD)King Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Department of Genetic Medicine, Faculty of MedicineKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

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