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Davana Essential Oil

Davana Essential Oil
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Genus Artemisia (Asteraceae) popularly known as “Sage Brush” or “Worm wood” is bitter aromatics. Artemisia is the largest genus comprising of 400 species widely distributed in South Africa and South America, and 34 species are found in India. This genus is named in honor of Artemis the Greek goddess of chastity. Some of them are sources of volatile oils. Sesquiterpene lactones are known to be present in almost all species.


It is commercially cultivated for its fragrant leaves and flowers. It grows from seeds and cuttings and reaches maturity in four months. The plant is woody in the lower part of the stem, but with yearly branches. Davana is mostly cultivated in the red soil regions in South India. It comes up very well in rich loamy soils. Davana is an annual herb, family compositor, requiring about four months to reach maturity, at which it attains a height of about around one and half feet. Season is very important when the crop is grown for production of oil.



Botanical Name:  Artemisia pallens
Common name:  Damar, Indhana, Sage Brush, Worm wood
Plant family:  Asteraceae
Genus:  Artemisia
Appearance/Color: Pale yellow, clear, transport, mobile liquid.
Odor: Rich, penetrating, strongly boozy mysterious, and sweet/herbaceous body notes; has balsamic warm wood and bittersweet undertones and a slight camphoraceous note.
Blends With: Geranium, grapefruits, cedar wood, caraway, coriander and chamomile.
Origin: India
Source: Leaves
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

Technical Analysis

Key Constituents Strength (%)
(Z)-Davanone 38
Nerol 10
*Tentative identification
Unidentified furans 6
(E)-Davanone 5
Geraniol 5
(z)-hydroxy-davanone 3
Isodavanone 3
Davanic acid 2.5
Cinnamyl cinnamates 2
(E)-hydroxy-davanone 2
Oxo-nerolidol 2
Artemone 1.5
Davana ether 1.5
Nor-davanone 1.5
(E)-davanonafuran 1

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