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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Cymbidium Kanran
Cymbidium Kanran - Used in Citrus 5 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
A part of the orchid family, cymbidiums are posh flowers that have distinctively larger blooms with pointed edged petals, and a patterned lip. The Cold Growing Cymbidium is native to Indochina, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Japan and Ryukyu Islands.
It has a light, citrusy, sweet, slightly musky scent. The scent gets stronger because it takes a while to develop after the flowers open.
Chinese herbalists use the whole plant to purify the heart, smooth the lungs, or to stop coughs and asthma. Roots are used for treating gastroenteritis and ascariasis (infestation of large intestinal roundworms)
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Bulbophyllum griffithi Syn. Bulbophyllum calodictyon Schltr., B. chitoense S.S. Ying, Sarcopodium grifﬁthi Lindl
Chinese name: Duanchishiduo Lan (stone bean orchid), Xiaolushidaolan (small green stone bean orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Shichuanlian
Grows in central Taiwan, south- east Yunnan, Vietnam, northeast India, Bhutan and Nepal. It ﬂowers in February, August and October to November in China, and in August at the Khasia Hills and in Sikkim in northeast.
Main usage is to treat chronic coughs, bronchitis and sore throat. Fresh or dry pseudobulbs are used for treating pulmonary condition to relieve coughs, pain and reduce inﬂammation. Paste can also applied to fractures, infected breasts, abscesses and all types of sores.
Cypripedium margaritaceum Franch.
Chinese names: Banyeshao Lan;
Chinese medicinal name: Lanhuashuangyecao
It grows in deep shade and the leaves are held horizontally across the forest ﬂoor.
Herbal Usage: It is used to nourish the liver and kidneys. It moderates qi (vital energy) and blood, promotes diuresis and relieves oedema, and improves blurred vision or night blindness. A commonly used folk herb in Yunnan, decoction is prepared by boiling 9–15 g of the herb.
Liparis tschangii Schltr.
Chinese name: Xizang Yangersuan (Tibetan sheep ear garlic), Zhebao Yangersuan
It found in Tibet, south-west Sichuan, Yunnan, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam at 1100–1700 m.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Tibet and Yunnan. Stems are used in Chinese herbal medicine to improve blood ﬂow and stop bleeding, especially persistent vaginal bleeding.
Pholidota yunnanensis Rolfe
Chinese medicinal name: Shizaozi
It has creeping rhizome and grows on karst formations and tree trunks in sparse woods at 1200–1700 m in southeast Yunnan, southwest Guizhou, Guangxi, Hubei and Hunan and in Vietnam.
Phytochemistry: 4 stilbenes, phoyunbene A, B and C, a bibenzyldihydrophenanthrene ether designated phoyunbene D, and a bis(dihydrophe- nenthrene ether, phoyunbene E, all natural resvera- trol analogues were found. These all possess anti-oxidant properties. Nitric oxide production in the murine macrophage-like cell line RAW 264.7 activated by lipopolysaccharide and interferon-gamma was inhibited by the stilbenoids. 8 compounds fund also showed DPPH free radical-scavenging activity.
Phuyunbene B prevented cell division (induces G2/M phase cell cycle arrest), caused programmed cell death (apoptosis) and inhibited invasion of liver cancer cells. These are important properties if they can be translated into clinical efﬁcacy.
Herbal Usage: Entire plant is cooked in pork porridge which is served to treat ordinary coughs and asthma. CTM herbalists recommend Tincture of the Pholidota (in distilled rice spirit) as an alternative to Tincture. This is consumed with rice as a tonic for internal injuries.
Pleione maculata (Lindl.) Lindl. & Paxton
Chinese name: Qiuhuadusuan Lan (autumn ﬂowering single bulb orchid)
Myanmar Name: Phar la tet thitkhwa phyu
It is an epiphyte on tree trunks in broad-leaved, evergreen forests in western Yunnan, Bhutan, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, Myanmar and northern Thailand.
Herbal Usage: The pseudobulbs are used to treat liver complaints and stomach ache in India and Nepal.
Spathoglottis pubescens Lindl.
Chinese names: Baoshe Lan (bud tongue orchid), Huanghuaxiaodusuan (yellow ﬂower small single garlic),
Chinese medicinal name: Huanghuadusuan (yel- low ﬂower single garlic)
Thai names: Toe si re kho (Karen and Mae Hong Son), Ban Chuan (Mae Hong Son), Ueang din (Lampang), Ueang din lao (in Chiang Mai), Ueang nuan chan (in the north)
The Chinese herb comes from the region south of the Yangzi. It wass one of the earliest colonisers of Krakatoa after the place was shattered and minimized by a massive volcanic eruption in 1883. Even now, the seeds germinate readily when sown around the parent plant. Despite this apparent robustness, it is extremely prone to virus, and it is used as an indicator plant to identify the presence of virus in other plants.
Herbal Usage: The stem is said to beneﬁt the lungs. It stops coughs, promotes granulation, and heals sores . To prepare a decoction 9 g is used. The fresh herb is used in the preparation of a poultice.
Other scent notes
Heavy citrus notes combined with bergamot, balsam & anise