Dill has antimicrobial activity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Volatile oil of Anethum Graveolens L. as an inhibitor of yeast and lactic acid bacteria].
Prikl Biokhim Mikrobiol. 1975 May-Jun;11(3):476-7. PMID: 1208405
The antimicrobial activity of 25 volatile oils from aerial parts and seeds of dill (Anethum graveolens L.) of different geographical origin towards yeast Saccharomyces vini and lactic acid bacteria Lactobacterium buchneri was measured by serial dilutions. Volatile oils from mature seeds and green parts of the plants harvested at late vegetation phases showed the highest activity. The geographical origin of plants influenced insignificantly the antimicrobial activity of volatile oil.