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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Thunia Marshalliana
Thunia Marshalliana - Used in Citrus 2 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
Chinese name: Sun Lan (bamboo orchid)
Chinese medicinal names: Yan Sun (rock bamboo); Yanjiao (rock horn); Shizhuzi (stone bamboo); Jiegudan (fracture union pill); Shisun (rock bamboo); Yanzhu (rock bamboo)
Thai names: Chang Nga Dieo (in general), Phothuki (in Karen Mae Hong Son), Sawet sot si (in Bangkok), Ueang nga chang (in Chiang Mai)
Nepalese names: Goliano
The plant in Native to Indian, China, South East Asia including Singapore. The genus was first described in 1852 by H.G. Reichenbach who named it Thunia in honor of Count von Thun Hohenstein.
Bloggers describe its flowers as - large, showy, fragrant, short-lived flowers sheathed by a white, cucullate, floral bract.
They are certainly underestimating its smell. It has one of the most beautiful smell.
Chinese herbalists use the whole plant to enrich yin, beneﬁt the lungs, clear phlegm and stop coughs, improve blood ﬂow, remove bruises and assist the healing of fractures. In Nepal, a paste made from the entire plant is used to help set fractures.
Chemical analysis of therapeutic property- Thunalbene, 3,30-dihydroxy-5-methoxystilbene + 4 more type of stilbenoid (stilbene derivatives are anti-aging and anti-cancer), batatasin-III (exhibits anti-proliferative activity), lusianthridine, 3,7,-dihydroxy-2,4-dimethoxy- phenanthrene, 3,7-dihydroxy-2,4,8-trimethoxy- phenanthrene, cirrhopetalanthrin and ﬂavanthrin were isolated from this Orchid. No alkaloid were found during analysis.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Goodyera henryi Rolfe
Chinese name: Guangebanye Lan (Naked bud spotted leaf orchid)
It has a long, creeping rhizome which terminates in a 10- to 15-cm-tall, erect stem.
Herbal Usage: The whole plant is used to promote blood ﬂow, and to treat snake bite, dysentery and lymphatic tuberculosis in Chinese herbal medicine.
Platanthera stenoglossa Hayata
Chinese names: Xiabanfendie Lan (slim petal pink butterﬂy orchid), Xiachunfendie Lan (slim lip pink butterﬂy orchid), Xiasuishechun Lan (slim spiked tongue, lip orchid)
It is found in Taiwan (only in Ilan) and the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.
Usage: The entire plant is antipyretic and detoxiﬁes, clears phlegm, stops coughs, improves blood ﬂow and stops bleeding
Spathoglottis plicata Blume
Common names: Pink Spathoglottis; Purple Spathoglottis
Chinese name: Zihuabaoshe Lan
Malay names: Lumbah tikus (little mouse); (in aboriginal Sakai): Wah
Indonesian names: Angkrek Daun Tjongkok; Angkrek Tjongkok (in the Sunda islands), Antel-antelan, Djangkuawang (Java), Kupur (Gajo), Buluh Hutan (Menado), Daun korakora, Daun tana, (Maluku), Ahaan (Amboin) Lalagu (Halmahera), Kusuma raka (Ternate), Bure (Seram utara)
Thai names: Krathiam pa, Wan chuk (in Trat), Sapato, Ueang din (in Bangkok)
It ﬂowers throughout the year, with peaks after the change of monsoons, or during the dry seasons. Mr. Issac Henry Burkill (1870–1965), Director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens from 1912 to 1925, had them planted at Malaysian-Singaporean gardens.
In Singapore, it is found in open scrubland or belukar in the company of Aurndina graminifolia, Nephentes species, grasses and ferns.
Herbal Usage: In the state of Perak in Peninsular Malaysia, aboriginal tribes used a decoction as a foment to treat rheumatism. A decoction of the plant is used to treat rheumatism and as a hot foment in India. It is also used to treat rheumatism in Bangladesh. In the Nicobar Islands, it is used to treat earache. A yellow salve made from its powdery seeds is sometimes applied on children in place of bedak (jasmine-perfumed rice ﬂower) to promote a fair countenance.
Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f. Syn. Vanda parviﬂora Lindl.
Indian name: Malanga in Orissa. Medicinal names: Rasna, Banda
Thai name: Khem lueang (in Bangkok)
It is found at the foothills on of the Himalayas, in Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim, extending to northern Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka at 800–2000 m, in dry, broad-leaved forests. In Bhutan and Sikkim, it occurs in broad-leaved forests, commonly on Terminalia chebula.
Phytochemistry: Parviﬂorin and tessalatin, two 9,10-phenanthropyran derivatives were isolated from whole plants.
Herbal Usage: The orchid is used to treat rheumatism. Crushed leaves are applied to cuts and wounds. Its decoction is used for earache. An Orissa hill tribe uses the plant to treat earache. Root is boiled to prepare a decoction that is taken twice daily to cure asthma.
The roots are used to treat dyspepsia, bronchitis, inﬂammation and coughs under the Unani system. They are also used to tone up the liver and brain, reduce inﬂammation and heal minor fractures and are sold as rasna in Ayurvedic shops.
Other scent notes
Mandarin, Green tomato leaf, Eucalyptus and Lime wood