Medicinal Value Of Davana Essential Oil

The many health benefits associated with this essential oil are mainly attributed to its powerful properties. These properties include antiviral, emenagogue, relaxant, antiseptic, anti-depressant, disinfectant, expectorant and vulnerary substance. It is extracted from the flowers of the various species of davana plants through the process of steam distillation. Some of the primary components of this oil are linalool, terpenoids, davana ether, and davanone. Described below are the major medical properties and uses of davana essential oil

Expectorant

The essential oil obtained from davana is used in loosening up phlegm depositions and tough coughs in the respiratory system. This is helpful in making the breathing process easier. Furthermore, this oil is effective in relieving congestion as well as reducing coughs. It is also used in treating other health problems such as joint pain and headache.

Antiseptic

This oil has potent antiseptic properties which are helpful in fighting infections which cause septic of external and internal wounds, kidneys, urethra, urinary tracts and other parts of your body. It is used in providing protections against some health conditions such as tetanus. A mild concentration of davana oil can be applied on wounds and cuts arising from dirty abrasives and iron objects.

Disinfectant

Its disinfectant properties are helpful in fighting infections which arise from fungi, viruses, bacteria as well as curing infectious diseases. This is why you will find this oil being used in vaporizers, sprays, and fumigants. It can effectively be used in disinfecting the whole area to ensure that it is free from germs and microbes. Perhaps this could also be the main reason why its flowers are used in religious functions.

Vulnerary

This is a unique property possessed by davana essential oil. This has made this oil to be very effective in healing and protecting wounds from infections.

Relaxant

The essential oil obtained from davana is known for relaxing the blood vessels and muscles. It’s relaxing effect is also beneficial to the nervous system and the brain. It is therefore used in fighting anger, anxiety, depression, and stress. This oil is also used before sleeping to improve the quality of sleep.

Antiviral

This oil has been proven to be effective in protecting the body against viral attacks. It plays a vital role in rupturing the protective cover of virus known as cysts thereby killing the virus. It is particularly used in curing the common infections such as measles, cough, and cold, influenza among others.

Other benefits and properties of davana essential oil

  • Insect repellent properties
  • Mild vermifuge properties
  • Making perfumes
  • Hypotensive properties
  • Lowering blood pressure