Updated: Sep 18
Davana (Artemisia pallens) is a lesser known essential oil with amazing properties and benefits. It is truly a unique essential oil that can change its scent with every individual.
This oil is a perfect addition for a truly personal aromatherapy perfume. This is also an excellent essential oil for room sprays and diffusing.
Family: Asteraceae or Compositae Origin: Native to southern India. Part of plant used for distillation: Leaves, stems and small flowers. Extraction Method: Steam distilled Main Chemical Constituents: Davanone, davan ether, davana furan and linalool. This oil has a strong presence of ketones and should always be diluted with carrier oils. It is suggested to use a lower dilution of 1%.
PRECAUTIONS: Not for use during pregnancy, or with children. Possible skin irritant. Do not use in the bath. Can lower blood pressure.
PROPERTIES: Anti-anxiety, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, decongestant, disinfectant, emmenagogue expectorant, and relaxant. (Base note)
Circulation: Poor muscle tone, aches and pains, bruising, neuralgia, tired and aching muscles, rheumatic pain, sprains, stiffness, arthritis, and warming. Reduces pain in the joints associated with cold weather. Can assist to lower the blood pressure. Immune: Immune-stimulant: used for colds, coughs, flu, infections, and viruses. Mental/Emotional: Reduces anxiety and stress, induces mental peace, positive energy, and assists recovery from after effects of shock, trauma, disappointment, and failures. Reproductive: Eases pain associated with menses and gives relief from other symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, pelvic pain, and cramps. It stimulates the endocrine system and improves hormonal balance. This oil is also a known aphrodisiac. This essential oil can act as an emmenagogue and is not recommend during pregnancy. Respiratory: Loosens the tough cough and phlegm depositions in the respiratory tract and makes breathing easier. It relieves congestion and reduces coughs. Wound Healing: You may see this mentioned on other websites to use with cuts and wounds. However, with the high level of ketones it is not recommend for this use.
Other essential oils like Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), or German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) would be better choices for this use.
Enjoy this unique and divine oil!