Botanical Name: Artemisia pallens
Common Name: Dhavanam
Tamil Name: Maruvu
Hindi Name: Marwa
It is an aromatic herb, In genus of small herbs or shrubs, xerophytic In nature. The flowers are racemose panicles, bear numerous small yellow flower heads or capitula, but the silvery white silky covering of down gives the foliage a grey or white appearance.
Davanam has alternate pinnasect leaves (leaf which is divided into opposite pairs of lobes cut almost to the midrib in narrow divisions).
Marjoram treats variety of diseases from cold and sleep disorders to digestive related problems.