Davana (Artemisia Pallens)
Essential Oil of Davana is extracted by steam distillation of flowers
of Davana plant. This plant is botanically known as Artemisia Pallens
and it has been in use in India for its medicinal properties since
ancient times. |
The health benefits of Davana Essential Oil can
be attributed to its properties like anti depression, anti septic, anti
viral, disinfectant, emenagogue, expectorant, relaxant and vulnerary.
The chief components of Davana Essential Oil are a ketone called davanone, linalool, few terpenoids and davana ether.
Davana Essential Oil is an effective Antidepressant.
oil is used for making fragrances and it is said that the aroma can
actually bring down the mental stress and anxiety. It reduces blood
pressure in cases of anxiety and stress and gives relief from symptoms
associated with stress and depression through relaxation. This oil
induces mental peace, and helps recover from after effects of shock,
trauma, disappointment, failures etc.
Davana Essential Oil is Antiseptic.
fights infections causing septic of internal and external wounds,
urinary tracts, urethra, kidneys and other parts. It also gives
protection against conditions like tetanus. This should be applied
without delay in mild concentrations in cases of cuts and wounds,
particularly from iron objects, dirty abrasives etc.
Davana Essential Oil is Antiviral.
oil builds up effective protection against viral attacks. It ruptures
the protective covering of virus called cyst and thereby killing the
virus. It cures viral infections such as cough & cold, influenza,
Davana Essential Oil is Disinfectant.
infections from bacteria, microbes, fungi and virus and helps cure
infectious diseases. If used in fumigants or sprays or vapourizers, it
disinfects the whole area and makes it free from microbes.
Essential Oil is Emenagogue. Opens up blocked menstruations and makes
them regular. It is good in curing menstrual spasm. It also eases pain
associated with menses and gives relief from other symptoms such as
fatigue, nausea, pelvic pain, cramps etc.
Davana Essential Oil is Expectorant.
Essential Oil of Davana loosens the tough cough and phlegm depositions
in the respiratory tracts and makes breathing easier. It relieves
congestion and reduces coughs and also treats other problems such as
headache and pain in the joints associated with cold.
Davana Essential Oil is Relaxant.
Essential Oil of Davana relaxes contractions in muscles, blood vessels
and also has a relaxing effect on the brain and the nervous system, thus
fighting anxiety, stress, depression, anger etc. This helps get a good
Davana Essential Oil is Vulnerary.
This property of Davana Essential Oil heals wounds faster and protects them from infections.
Davana Essential Oil possesses Cosmetic properties:
oil possesses unique skin rejuvenating properties and has found to be
effectual in the treatment of acne, because of its antibacterial
properties. Davana oil is used to treat stretch marks.
Benefits: This oil also has mild vermifuge and insect repellant
properties. It also shows hypotensive properties and brings down blood
Few Words of Caution: This oil is non toxic, but can cause irritations and therefore should be avoided during pregnancy.
Davana Essential Oil blends with most of the citrus, spicy and woody
essential oils such as neroli, geranium, grapefruit, cedar wood,
caraway, coriander and chamomile essential oils.
Disclaimer: The information presented
herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not
been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or
prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements,
it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.