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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Cattleya Blue Pearl
Cattleya Blue Pearl - Hybrid of Cattleya walkeriana x Cattleya Aloha Case- Used in Citrus 11 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
A relatively compact plant with large flowers that have wonderful fragrance. Their colour may vary from off white to lavender to deep pinks. They grow under typical Cattleya conditions but prefer bit dryer weather.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Cypripedium franchetii Rolfe
Chinese name: Maozhuo Lan (hairy spoon orchid), Maoshao Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Wugongqi
It occurs in humid, humus-rich soil on shrubby slopes and sparse woods.
Herbal Usage: Herb is credited with the ability to regulate the ﬂow of vital energy (qi) to eliminate obstruction to its ﬂow, and improve blood circulation. It is used to stop coughs, relief pain, “wind stagnation”, chest and epigastric pain.
Cypripedium macranthos Sw.
Chinese names: Qilaixipuxie Lan (big ﬂowered spoon orchid), Dahuashao Lan (big ﬂowered spoon orchid), Dakoudaihua (large pocket orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Dunshengcao, Wugongqi Japanese name: Atsumoriso
Phytochemistry: Lusianthrin and chrysin were isolated. They are both are antifungal compounds.
Herbal Usage: Chinese Herbals state that roots and stem promote diuresis, reduce swelling, clear ecchymosis, expel gas, stop pain and improve blood ﬂow. Pulverised, dried ﬂowers are used to stop bleeding from wounds. For oral consumption, the decoction is prepared with 6–9 g of the orchid plant and consumed with, or without, wine.
Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D. Don) Soo syn. Orchis latifolia Lindl.
Common name: Marsh Orchid
Chinese names: Kuanyehongmen Lan (broad leaf red door orchid), Hongmen Lan (red door orchid), Mengguhongmen Lan (Mongolian red door orchid), Zhanglie Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Hongmen Lan (red door orchid)
Indian names: Munjataka in Ayurveda, Panja, Salampanja, Salep, Salap (Hindi), Salap (Sanskrit), Salimpanja (Kashmir Himalaya), Hathazari (Uttarakhand)
Nepali names: Hathejadi is the common name; Lob, Panchaunle (Gurung), Panchaunle (Nepali), Ongu lakpa (Sherpa), dbang-po-lag (Tibetan), Wonglak (Amchi), Lovha (Kham), Airalu (Sanskrit)
Spanish name: Palma Christi
Herbal Usage: Rhizomes of D. hatagirea are a source of salep in Turkey. They are used as expectorant, tonic, astringent and nutrient in India. Tubers are eaten raw for their aphrodisiac properties in India. In Kashmir Himalaya, it is also used in the treatment of diabetes, chronic diarrhoea, dysentery, coughs, hoarseness of voice, paralysis, impotence, and during convalescence and to correct malnutrition.
In Uttarakhand and a paste made with tubers is applied on fractures.
In Nepal decoction of the root is taken for stomach ache. It was considered to be highly nutritious!
In Chinese herbal medicine, the entire plant is used as a cardiac stimulant. It is alleged to beneﬁt the kidney, stomach and spleen. It relieves thirst, improves appetite and is used to treat irregular menstruation, anaemia and dizziness.
Dendrobium subulatum (Blume) Lindl.
Malay name: Anggerek (orchid)
A small lowland epiphyte, distributed in Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Kalimantan.
Herbal Usage: Leaves used as a poultice to relieve headache in the Malay Peninsula. This species was identiﬁed in 1930, by Mr. Burkhill. This specimen was supplied by a native medicine-man and is used for ear aches.
Habenaria aitchisonii H.G. Reich. Syn. Habenaria diceras Schltr.
Chinese names: Duiduisheng (couple ginseng), Luodijinqian, Shuangxianerye Lan (two threads, two-leaves orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Shangicao (name also applies to H. ciliolaris)
The species occurs in forests, thickets and grassland at 2100–4300 m in Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan, Xizang, Qinghai and Bhutan, and the temperate Himalayan region of India, Kashmir, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Herbal Usage: Herbs are collected from Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet. Roots beneﬁt the kidneys. They are also used to treat nephritis and hematuria.
Other scent notes
Fig, Grapefruit, Lime, fruit tropical, neroli, Litsea cubeba, gooseberry and lemon