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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Catleya Hybrid (Aloha Case x bicalhoi)
Catleya Hybrid (Aloha Case x bicalhoi) - Used in Citrus 10 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
These will be compact plants with a deep pink colour and an even deeper dark cherry lip. A mini cattleya that produces large fragrant flowers. This hybrid with wonderful fragrance has received many awards in the past.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Calanthe alpina Hook Syn. Calanthe ﬁmbriata Franch.
Chinese name: Liusuxiaji Lan (tassels prawn spine orchid)
Medicinal names: Mayaqi (horse teeth seven). The name is same as Calanthe davidii; Jiuxilian (nine son lotus), Daxiancao (large divine herb)
Herbal Usage: It is prescribed for stomach ulcer, acute distension of the stomach, hepatitis, scrofula, toothache, sore throat, common colds, painful joints, fatigue, snake bite, and traumatic and chest injuries. Roots and stem are used to remove “heat” and toxins, relieve pain, and dispel “wind” or to hasten the disappearance of ecchymosis.
It can be used in three ways-
1- in decoction, using 15–30 g fresh herb
2- in decoction, treat chronic pharyngitis, 30 g together with Ba zhao long 60 g
3- as a paste for external application, just grinding a suitable amount of Mayaqi
The herb is collected in summer from Hebei, Shanxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan.
Dendrobium hymenanthum, Rchb.f. syn. Dendrobium quadrangulare C.S.P. Parish & Rchb. f.
Description: Pseudobulbs are club-shaped, four-angled, numerous and tightly clustered. They are found in Myanmar (Tenasserim), Peninsular Thailand, Indochina, Malaysia, Kalimantan and the Philippines.
Herbal Usage: Used to treat oedema in Peninsular Malaysia.
Habenaria roxburghii, Nicolson Syn. Habenaria platyphylla Spreng
It occurs in the plains and scrub jungle up to 800 m, often sheltered within thorny bushes and on exposed rocks.
Herbal Usage: In Tamil Nadu, it is used in Ayurvedic medicines. Ayurveda practitioners use the tubers to treat wasting diseases, fever, disorders of the blood, haemorrhage and fainting. About 10–15 g of the tubers is crushed with 2–3 g of pepper and garlic, and the extract is taken orally for snake bites by the Konda reddis in Andra Pradesh.
Other scent notes
Tayberry, Strawberry, Pineapple, Orange, Papaya, Bergamot, Cardamom, Lemon, lemon verbana, star apple