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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Cattleya Chialin Doll 'Toy'
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Hemipilia flabellata Bureau & Franch
Chinese names: Duyeyizhi Hua (one leaf ﬂower), Meteor rain grass, Shanchunshehui Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Duyeyizhi Hua (soli- tary leaf ﬂower)
It grows in damp, humus-rich soil, sometimes in mossy places on the ground or in rock crevices at the edge of lime-stone forests at 2500–3200 m in Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet and in the Shan state of Myanmar.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou. The drug prepared from the orchid is used to “moisten the lungs”, and is used to treat dry coughs, tuberculosis, trauma, excessive sweating and renal colic.
Spiranthes sinensis (Pers.) Ames Syn. Spiranthes sinensis (Pers.) Ames var.
amoena (M. Bierberson) Hara
Chinese names: Shoucao (tassel grass), Qinglongchanzhu, Jinlongpanshu, Panlongshen, Longbaozhu, (dragon coiled around a post); Qingmingcao (bright spring herb)
Taiwanese name: Chheng-thian-lion-thiau
Japanese name: Nejibana (spiral ﬂower), Nezibana, Mojizuri
Korean name: Ta-rae-nan-cho
Mongolian name: Aolangheibu.
Vietnamese name: Ban long sam
Medicinal names: Panlongshen in Chinese; Poon lung sum (Hong Kong); Chheng thian liong thiau (Taiwan); Bamryongsam (Korean)
Indonesian names: Angkrek hindesan, Djukut hindesan (Sundanese) (wool-comb orchid)
It is a small terrestrial orchid which grows almost as a weed in lowland ﬁelds, meadows and forests in both acidic and alkaline soils. It thrives even in disturbed areas and is to be found along roadside drains in Brisbane, preferring a moist to a dry environment. After ﬂowering, the plant enjoys a growth period of several months. Then it dies back to the bulb. Individual plants live for only 7 or 8 years, but they produce clusters of little bulbs before they die.
Phytochemistry: Chemicals found- Spiranthols A and B, spirasineol A, orchinol, p-hydroxybesaldehyde, p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol, hydrocarbons, sterols and ferulates. Spiranthol A showed cytotoxic activity on HeLa-S3 cells, with inhibition rates of 98.77 % at 25 mcg/ml and 7.03 % at 6.26 mcg/ml. The 9,10- dihydrophenanthrene derivatives showed bacteriostatic activity on Gram-positive bacteria. Dihydroﬂavanoid isolated from CTM medicine, constituted from the roots, inhibited cell growth in the human tumour cell lines A549, BEL-7402, SGC-79001, MCF-7, HT-29, K562 and A498 in vitro.
Herbal Usage: In CTM, the whole plant is decocted with pork and used to strengthen the “kidneys” and “to cure spitting of blood”. A similar preparation is used by the Bai minority in western Yunnan to treat kidney inﬂammation or to strengthen the kidneys. Plants are sun-dried for storage. It nourishes and strengthens a weakened body. It is a folk remedy in Taiwan for haemoptysis, epistaxis, headache, chronic dysentery and Meningitis.
Other scent notes
Mandarin, Bergamo, Pepper, Papaya and Pineapple