Pure Therapeutic Davana essential oil
Botanical name : Artemisia pallens
Extraction method / Source : Steam distilled / flowers and leaves
Aroma : Rich, fruity, sweetly herbaceous with warm woody and balsamic undertones
Note : Base Odor Intensity : 5 (very strong)
Key constituents : Davanone, Davan ether, Davana furan, Linalool, Nerol
Plant description : Botanical family : Asteraceae Davana is a small xerophytic (drought tolerant) shrub which is native to India. It produces fragrant yellow flowers and green leaves which develop a silvery white downy cover. Davana is commercially cultivated for its highly aromatic leaves and flowers.
Regions of Production : India
Growing Practices : Cultivated without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Properties : Antianxiety, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antidepressant, cicatrizant, vulnerary (Battaglia, 2003, Schnaubelt, 1998) (Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.)
Uses / Benefits : Davana essential oil helps relieve stress and promotes restful sleep. Known to reduce depression and anxiety. May be used in a compress for relieving pelvic pain, menstrual cramps and nausea. Helps to retain moisture in the skin and promotes wound healing. Davana is also used in natural perfume making. Its fragrance is very intense, so only a few drops are typically needed. (Battaglia, 2003, Tisserand, 2014)
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, skin care. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler.
Fragrant influences: Energizing, uplifting, calming
Safety : Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing
Blends well with : Amyris, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, chamomile, jasmine, mandarin, neroli, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, spikenard, tangerine, vanilla, and ylang ylang
History / Fun Facts : The Davana plant is a preferred food for the larvae of a number of butterfly species. In India, Davana blossoms are placed on the altars of Shiva, the God of Transformation, by the faithful.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016).
Piesse, G.W. Septimus, The Art of Perfumery : Make Your Own Perfumes, Scents and Fragrances, 1857, Lindsay and Blakiston, Philadelphia, PA.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy (English translation), 1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edition, 2014. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, New York, NY.
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