Extraction method: Steam distillation
Parts used: flowers, stems, and leaves
Dosha Association: Kapha reducing
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: sweet, herbaceous, strawberry-like undertones
Largest Producing Countries: India
Traditional Uses: Davana is traditionally used in India for female hormone regulation. It is used in panchakarma clinics in compresses and douches for the treatment of ovarian and uterine cysts.
Mental & Emotional Effects: Davana is generally calming, although it's action is warming. Helps to calm a racing mind. It is often used as an aphrodisiac, to calm the emotions and to soothe frazzled nerves. It is also known to be helpful with soothing anger.
Benefits: May help balance female hormones, calm feelings of anger, regulate the menstrual cycle, and ease menopausal symptoms. Aphrodisiac. For the skin, it is balancing and may help reduce blemishes.
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Lavender, Geranium
Other Interesting Notes: Due to its sweetness, Davana has been used extensively in the perfume industry as well as in flavor chemistry in the beverage industry. In south India where it is grown, the flowers of Davana are collected and used in religious ceremonies.
Safety Data: Never apply directly to the skin undiluted. For external use only. Avoid during pregnancy.
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