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The health benefits of Davana Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-depressant, antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant, emenagogue, expectorant, relaxant, and vulnerary substance.
The Essential Oil of Davana is extracted by the steam distillation of flowers of the Davana plant. This plant is botanically known as Artemisia Pallens and has been in use in India for religious purposes since time immemorial. There, the fresh flowers of Davana are offered to Lord Shiva, perhaps as a token of recognition of its medicinal properties. The chief components of Davana Essential Oil are a ketone called davanone, linalool, a few terpenoids and davana ether.