Plant Origin: India
Method: Steam distilled from whole plant
Cultivation: grown organically but not certified
Chemical Family: Esters, Ketones, Sesquiterpenes
Aroma: Sweet, fruity, slighty woody, subtle camphorous note. Some describe it as reminisent of wine.
Note (Evaporation Rate): Middle
Comment: Davana is a viscous, golden orange oil
Key Constituents from GC/MS Analysis: Lot# DVA-101
davana ether 6.20%
ethyl e-cinnamate 4.76%
Davana essential oil may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function of the following:
Digestion, indigestion, nausea
Menstruation, balancing, cramps
Ovarian cyst (use with a compress and a douche per Farida Irani)
Uterine cyst (use with a compress and a douche per Farida Irani)
(See Essential Oil Usage
for more information and a dilution chart
Dilute with a carrier oil
, unscented lotion
or unscented cream
and apply on area of concern or as desired. Consider using a roll-on applicator
for ease of application of prediluted oil. Davana was tested at 4% dilution on 25 volunteers, and it was neither irritating nor sensitizing (Tisserand/Young).
or use a personal Nasal Inhaler
Davana is suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application.
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The following anecdotal testimonies have not been reviewed by the FDA.
The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure disease.
Information shared on the HEO website is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice given by your trusted health care provider.
We believe that essential oils are provided by the Lord to support our health and well-being.
The Lord is our wisdom, protector and healer.
(Genesis 1:29-30, Ezekiel 47:12)
1. My husband has been diagnosed with diabetes and was put on Metformin to help control his blood sugar levels. He has been taking that for about three months and just recently was needing to increase the dose already even though he has been very faithful with daily exercise and major diet changes. He has Hepatitis B and has a compromised liver, so the Metformin was not something he wanted to keep taking. We ordered DAVANA essential oil to see how it would help with regulating his blood sugar levels. He applies it to his feet every morning. After about one week of use, he noticed how his levels were dropping too low while he was exercising, and he knew the only thing that he had done different, was applying Davana. So he stopped taking the Metformin and kept using the Davana every morning, and his levels have stayed in the high 90's or low 100's. As always the oils have come through for us. They are wonderfully amazing! - D.F.
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil.” We are not aware of a case where essential oil in the eyes caused permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.
Sheppard-Hanger, Sylla, The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual, Tampa, FL: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, 1994, page 121.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2013-12-02, pages 267-268.
Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, New World Library, 2016, page 584.