Davana oil is widely respected for its antiseptic qualities. In fact, it is well known as a healing oil for people of India where disease from mosquitoes or other insect pests are easily passed on.
Origins of Davana
Davana, (Artemisia Pallens ) is also known as Dhavanam, or by its Sanskrit name, Damanaka. It is generally found in India where it loves the hot climate. This is a very popular herb used in giving rituals to Lord Shiva, along with other foods and flowers. One of the reasons for this is the great health benefits it appears to give to its users.
Popular Uses of Davana
This type of oil is very popular in perfumes due to its exotic fragrance. Like many perfumes, the oils interact with a person’s chemistry and so smell different on each person.
The leaves of Davana are frequently seen in floral bouquets or flower arrangements.
Davana oil can be used with a carrier oil for massage (only in very small quantities though due to its potency). It can be added to baths with a carrier oil to help with anxiety or relieve stress or even anger. It should not be used during pregnancy.
It is also a popular oil to have in a diffuser or oil burner.
Health Benefits of Davana
Davana is an excellent insect deterrent! Whether that is on the skin or in a diffuser or oil burner nearby. There are other wonderful health benefits associated with Davana essential oil. These include:
- The antiseptic nature of Davana oil help it to deal with infections of wounds or cuts. It also helps with internal issues such as kidney infections
- It’s anti-viral qualities mean it is widely used to help with coughs, colds and other types of viruses
- It can be used as a disinfectant to reduce or remove bacteria in the air
- Women often take it to help with menstrual issues such as cramps or pelvic pain
- Helps with tiredness or fatigue and nausea
- Relieves anxiety and works as a natural anti-depressant
- Helps insomnia sufferers
- Can reduce blood pressure
- Can help with breathing issues
A Look at Davana Essential Oils
Davana essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the flowers from the herb. Distillation is the most common way to extract the beneficial oils from the leaves.
As you can see there are a huge array of positive benefits of this wonderful essential oil. As it is so potent you do not need a lot to get the best from it. That makes it economical as well! It can cause a bit of a rash in some sensitive people, and it is one of the essential oils that should be avoided if you are pregnant.
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