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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Cymbidium golden Elf
Cymbidium golden Elf - Used in Citrus 4 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Ornamental & fragrant- This is how Npark's describes it on their website. One of the most famous Orchid as it is easy to care, beautiful to look at and has free flowering traits. This fragrant, golden-yellow miniature is extremely floriferous and worth keeping in any collection.
We find the smell to be a soft mix of lemon and yuzu, making it a beautiful fresh morning smell. It's bright yellow which goes with the smell so well.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Indian names: Marabale, Maravasha, Khanbher, Nakul, Rasna, Taliyamaravada, Rasna, Kano-kato, Gandhata ;
Nepali names: Parajivi (name is widely applied to epiphytic orchids)
Chinese name: Duanxucui Lan (short crispy orchid)
Myanmar name: Mee ma long pan
Thai name: Chang saraphi noi
Rasna, a decoction of the roots of A. praemorsa, is a bitter tonic that is considered to be a speciﬁc remedy for rheumatism in India. Its usage also extends to the treatment of sciatica, neuralgia, syphilis and uterine disorders in the country.
The primitive Dongria Kandha tribe from Niyamgiri Hills consume a tablespoon made from the roots of A. praemorsa on an empty stomach, twice daily for 15 days, when they suffer from arthritis.
Koya tribe from Andra Pradesh uses the pulverised plant, mixed with egg white and calcium to produce a paste for application on fractured limbs to promote healing. In Nepal, the powdered root of A. praemorsa is used to treat rheumatism or to produce a cooling effect.
Acampe Praemorsa contains natural ﬂavidinin (CAS Number: 83925-00-2) and the phenanthropyran named praemorsin (CAS Number ：159736-36-4)
Cymbidium devonianum Paxton
Chinese name: Fu Lan
Nepali name: Thir gava
Vietnamese name: Gam ngu sac
The species is distributed in Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, Yunnan, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam on mossy rocks and trees.
Herbal Usage: In Nepal, a paste of the root is applied on boils. Plant is decocted until it is reduced to half. The decoction is consumed in small amounts three times a day for coughs and colds.
Pholidota imbricata Hook. f.
Chinese name: Subaoshixiantao
Sri Lankan name: Necklace Orchid
Nepal name: Syalamba, Timyuno (in Tamang)
Papua New Guinea: Necklace orchid
It has creeping rhizome, tightly spaced, broadly ovoid-conical pseudobulbs and is found on trees and karst formations at 1000–2700 m from southwest Sichuan, Yunnan and eastern Xizang in China through the Himalayas to Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and Australia. In Sri Lanka, it is a common epiphyte on trees and rocks in moist areas up to 1200 m.
Phytochemistry: A 9,10-dihydrophenanthre derivative (imbricatin) was isolated. Imbricatin is a phytoalexin which is bacteriostatic. Coelonin was also isolated.
Herbal Usage: On the Malabar Coast of India, crushed roots are applied on the head, or the entire plant applied to the soles, to relieve fever.
A poultice made from the entire plant is applied to the loins to facilitate childbirth, induce menstrual ﬂow and diuresis. The fruit was used as a sedative. Both fruit and pseudobulbs were used to treat ulcers. The plant is also used to prepare a tonic. Also used for rheumatic pain. In Nepal, juice from pseudobulbs is applied to boils, or over the navel to relieve navel, abdominal and rheumatic pain. Leaves and roots are made into a paste for treating fractures in Bangladesh.
Pinalia spicata (D.Don) S.C. Chen & J.J Wood syn. Eria spicata (D. Don) Hand.- Mazz.
Chinese name: Mihuaping Lan
Phytochemistry: It contains nudol, erianthridin, sitosterol, erianol and an uncharacterized fatty alcohol.
Herbal Usage: In Nepal, stems are rendered into powder and consumed to treat stomach ache, or are made into a paste and applied as a poultice for the relief of headache.
Spathoglottis affinis de Vriese Syn. Spathoglottis lobii Rchb.f.
Thai names: Tan diao (in the north), Khao niao Hua khao nieo (in Prachin Buri), Luang Phitsamon (in general); also Luang Si Sa Ket
This small, yellow Spathoglottis distributed in Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Java. In Malaysia, it is found only in Gunong Jerai in the north, and even there it is now quite rare.
Herbal Usage: Pseudobulbs are used to treat abscesses in Thailand. In Indochina, it was used to heal war wounds and infected wounds.
Thrixspermum pardale (Ridl.) Schlecht. Also Sacrochilus pardalis, Ridl., Dendrocolla pardalis (Ridl) Ridl.
It is distributed in Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo, in the ﬁrst locality at 1000 m. In Peninsular Malaysia, it was regularly found on trees in Perak and Pahang.
Herbal Usage: Leaves made into a paste for treating nose ulcers.
Fragrant Orchid: Flowers smell of European Meadowsweet.
Main components of the strong scent are- cis-linalool oxide and nerolidol overlaid with (E,Z)-2,4-decadienal, ethyl(Z)-4-decenoate, ethyl (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoate with the corresponding (E,E)-isomers and gamma-decalactone. The typical aroma of Bartlett pears is produced by ethyl (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoate and the corresponding methyl ester.
Other scent notes
Litsea cubeba, Osmanthus, orange, sweet lime, pink grapefruit, passion fruity, sweet orange, grapefruit, lime and Neroli