Davana Essential Oil
Davana Essential Oil is typically steam distilled from the leaves and flowers of Artemisia pallens, a shrub that is primarily found in India.
According to Brian Lawrence (as cited in Essential Oil Safety, Edition 2) and various GC/MS reports, Davana Essential Oil is comprised primarily davanone, a ketone. Not much is known about this specific ketone, but ketones generally tend to be anti-viral, analgesic, mucolytic and can help promote the healing of wounds. Refer to the Uses section below for more information on the potential applications for Davana Essential Oil.
Aromatically, Davana Essential Oil possesses a rich, fruity, slightly woody aroma. It is appreciated and used within natural fragrancing applications. It's an aromatically versatile oil that blends well with essential oils in the wood, spice, resin, floral and citrus families.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Rich, sweet, fruity and slightly woody with a hint of vanilla and a subtle camphorous note.
Davana Essential Oil Uses
- Bacterial Infection
- Bronchial Congestion
- Nervous Stomach
- Menstrual Cramps
- Menopausal Symptoms
- General Debility
- Wound Healing
Sources: Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 584. Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual (Tampa, FL: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, 1994), 121.
- Davanic Acid
- Cinnamyl Cinnamate
See Essential Oil Safety for a more complete list of typical constituents.
Source: B.M. Lawrence, Progress in Essential Oils. (Perfumer & Flavorist 20 no. 1, 1995), 54. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 268.
Davana Essential Oil Safety Information
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any known hazards for Davana. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 268.]
General Safety Information
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