Common name: Marjoram, sweet marjoram, knotted marjoram
Hindi: murwa, sathra
Tamil: Marikozhundhu, Chutanaccu, kuvalamayam
Botanical name: Origanum majorana Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)
The davana plant is a small and aromatic herbaceous plant which is native to the Southern part of India, especially to the states of Karnataka,Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. It is also known by its botanical name of Artemisia Pallens. In the regional languages of the south, the davana is known by several names as “davanam” in Tamil, “davanamu” in Telugu and “davana” in Kannada. Its leaves and flowers are highly valued in the making of floral decorations and oils.