Botanical Name: Artimisia Pallens
Description & Extraction:
Davana is botanical known as Artimisia Pallens and largely produced in
Indian subcontinent. The oil is extracted through steam distillation
process.During the process one has to make sure that flowers and stems are
fresh. Later the unopened flowers petals and stems are distilled to carve
out the oil. The oil produces really unique fragrance.
Blends well with:
Davana can really blend with Amyris patchouli , rose, rosewood, sandalwood,
spikenard, tangerine, tuberose, vanilla, ylang ylang, Bergamot, black
Pepper, cardamom, Chamomile, Jasmine, Orange and so on.
Oil of Davana is used in expensive perfume compositions: It is also being
used for flavouring cakes, pastries, tobacco and some of the costly
beverages. The level of use of Davana oil is on the lower side due to the
prevailing high price for Davana oil. Artemisia-pallens is an annual,
aromatic, south Indian plant, specially found around Mysore city. It is also
cultivated in the beighbourhood of Pune. Devaone, a sesquitepene ketone, is
the main component of the oil of Davana. Linalool, dehydro-a-linalool,
terpinen-4 oil, nordavanone and davanafurans have been isolated in a
fraction of Davana oil. These compounds are reported to contribute to the
characteristic odour of Davana oil.
Davana Oil is non toxic and non sensitizing can be mildly irritating .
Avoid during pregnancy and with babies and children. Tisserand list davana
oil as non toxic and do not take unternally. Its odor is sharp, penetrating,
bitter green, foliage like and powerfully herbaceous with a sweet balsamic,
tenacious backnote. It is a Anti-infectious, calmative, aphrodisiac,
Uses & Precaution:
- Davana oil is used in making perfumes of sweet and fruity fragrances.
- When applied on the skin, Davana is said to smell differently on
different persons. This peculiar property is highly valued in high class
perfumery to create fragrances with truly individual notes.
- Davana leaves and stalks are used in making bouquets, garlands, fresh
or dry flower arrangements.
Davana Oil is a clear golden yellow color liquid that changes to brown
color on storage. Davana oil is widely used in the manufacturing of
expensive perfumes, in Aromatherapy, as it has rich properties of mucolytic
and nerving. It is also used to give flavor to cakes, pastries, tobacco and
some expensive beverages. Davana oil is available in different quantities
and can be modified as per the demands of the clients. Pure and natural
Davana oil is extracted from herbage (free from harmful pesticides)
cultivated under controlled cultivation
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||As Mentioned on Label
||Jan - 2010
||Jan - 2012
||Slightly Viscous liquid
||Golden Yellow to Light Brown colour
||A Sweet Herbaceous Pine like odour
||Artemisia Pallens Wall
|Specific Gravity At 25oC
|Optical Rotation At 25oC
||+40 To +60
|Refractive Index At 25oC