It is scientifically known as Artemisia Pallens. Davana Oil is clear and brownish yellow liquid with fruity, pleasant and sugary aroma. It is also known as Artemisia Pallens Herb Oil. It constitutes acetophenone, davanone, davan-ether, davana furane and linalool. Davana is a small plant with oil coming from the stems and leaves through Steam Distillation method. It is an annual herb that grows about 18 inches high.
|Scientific Name||:||Artemisia Pallens|
|Country of Origin||:||India.|
|Colour and odor||:||Clear, brownish yellow liquid with fruity, pleasant, sugary and exclusive aroma.|
|Extraction Method||:||Steam Distillation Method|
From the leaves and flowers of plant Davanam, oil of Davana has been extracted. It is used in making perfumes of sweet and fruity fragnances. It is capable of making a scent unique to the individual as its aroma changes from individual to individual. It is also used in ease anxiety and nervousness, wound healing, antiseptic, coughs, gout, rough and dry skin, skin infections, inducing menstruation, menopause, ovarian and uterine cysts etc. As an anti-inflammatory, it makes great massage oil.
It should be avoided with pregnancy and with infants and children. Davana Essential Oil is also used for sacred offerings in India especially to Lord Shiva. It is also used in high quality creams and body oils.
Davana oil possesses wonderful antidepressant properties with an ability to relax your nerves and nervous system. It is used for curing emotional stress and blood pressure. It is also known for its antiseptic and anti-tetanus properties. In case of any injury, apply diluted oil before dressing as it prevents from bacterial infections. For nasal and lungs congestion, inhale davana oil with steam to immediately clear your nasal passage
As it has a great disinfectant property, it is greatly used in manufacturing vaporizers and disinfectant sprays. For its antispasmodic properties, this oil is greatly used by most aroma therapists for the treatment of spasms and pains.
It can be easily blended with most essential oils. It can really blend with Amyris patchouli, rose, rosewood, sandlewood, spikenard, tangerine, tuberose, vanilla, ylang, jasmine, neroli, orange and so on.
I have been experimenting with davana in blends, and this is great stuff. It's strong, so you only need a little for it to be present in a composition but not dominate. It's handy when you want a fruity touch.
I just checked a sample of your davana, and i think it's the one. I bought one a year ago by another internet supplier and it was very smoky and extremely expensive. Yours has the characteristic leathery touch with apricot brandy-mulled wine sweetness and herbal freshness.
I still don't know how it will work in blends but it's very pleasant. It also lasts well.