Dodda Davana (Artemisia nilagirica)

Dodda Davana (Artemisia nilagirica)

Artemisia nilagirica is a plant native to India. The leaves of this plant contain artemisinin, which has been used for centuries to treat malaria. Artemisinin is also one of the key ingredients in the antimalarial drug Artecombin.

The plant was first discovered by Dr. Sushil Kumar Gupta at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and his team published their findings in the Journal of Natural Products. They found that the chemical compound contained within the leaves of A. nilagirica had potent anti-malaria properties.

In addition to its use as an antimalarial agent, A. nilagiricum can be used to treat other conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis.

The plant Artemisia nilagirica has been used for centuries in India for treating various ailments such as fever, coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, rheumatism, skin diseases, and stomach disorders. This herb is also known to be effective against malaria.

Dodda Davana (Artemisia nilagirica)

The leaves of Artemisia nilagirica contain essential oils which are used for treating colds, flu, fever, headaches, stomach ache, cough, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, toothache, earache, rheumatism, back pain, joint pain, muscle spasm, wounds, burns, insect bites, skin diseases, eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, fungal infections, ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, indigestion, flatulence, vomiting, nausea, malaria, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health conditions.

A number of studies have shown that the essential oil from the leaves of Artemisia nilagaric contains high levels of terpenes, including sabinene, linalool, camphor, borneol, caryophyllene, myrcene, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, limonene, gamma-terpinene, p-cymene, thymol, carvacrol, eugenol, geraniol, citronellal, geranyl acetate, nerolidol, farnesol, and methyl chavicol. These compounds have been shown to possess antimicrobial activity.

A study conducted on the effects of Artemisia nilagirica showed that it can help reduce blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It also helps lower cholesterol levels and reduces inflammation.

It is believed that the active ingredient in Artemisia nilagirica is called “artemesinin”. Artemisinin is a sesquiterpene lactone that is extracted from the leaves of Artemisia nilagirica.

It is also believed that the extract of Artemisia nilagirica contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. These compounds may help relieve symptoms associated with allergies and asthma.

Other studies suggest that the extract of Artemisia nilagirica may help prevent or slow down the growth of some types of cancers.

How To Use:

Take 1 teaspoon of dried powder of Artemisia nilagiris mixed with water twice daily before meals.

Dodda Davana (Artemisia nilagirica)


Do not take more than 3 teaspoons per day. Do not consume alcohol while taking this herbal remedy. Consult your doctor if you experience any adverse reactions after consuming this product.

Side Effects:

There are no side effects reported when using this herbal remedy. However, consult your doctor if you experience allergic reactions after consuming this product or if you notice any changes in your body.

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