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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Aeridachnis-Bogor
Aeridachnis-Bogor - Used in Citrus 5 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Commonly called "Apple Blossom Orchid". Beautiful and mild smell. The flower start with an apple green color at initial budding and matures to a pure white colour with a tinge of pink at lips. These flowers are very suitable for use as tabletop flower, offices, wedding and other events. They spruce up the surrounding environment with its unique scent and are great to look at.
It is a hybrid developed in 1967. We included this because of it's exotic apple-blossom smell.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Acampe rigida Hunt OR Acampe multiﬂora
Chinese names: Duohuacui Lan or Jiawandailan, Taiwanhouchun Lan, Changyejiawandai Lan
Hongkong Name: Banana orchid
Taiwan, Jiao Lan, pa chio lan
Thai names: Chaang sarapee, Ueang sarapi, Ueang jed poi
Perhaps the most important name is its Chinese medicinal name: Heishanzhe. The Chinese herb Heishanzhe (A. rigida) is obtained from Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan. Chinese medicinal texts state that its roots and leaves relax muscles and joints, promote blood circulation and relieve pain, hence it is used to treat traumatic injuries and fractures. In Laos, leaves were used in making mats. In Thailand, the entire plant is used as a tonic to strengthen the body.
Active Ingredients that made it medicinal are: 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, 4- hydroxybenaldehyde and 4-methoxymethyl phenol.
Chinese names: Dahuawuzhu Lan (big ﬂower no pillar orchid)
The entire plant is used in preparing medicine in various forms. It is used as cure for detoxiﬁcation, to reduce heavy swellings, in the treatment of trauma and snake bites, as an antidote for poisons and to treat haematemesis. This medicinal orchid is found in Fujian, Zhejiang, Hubei and Sichuan.
Common name: Bug orchid
Flowers are small, green to deep wine-red. Tepals are joined to form a hood above the column. P-hydroxybenzyl alcohol, an aglycone of gastrodin, has been isolated from many terrestrial and mycoheterotrophic orchid species.
In rats, gastrodin and p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol facilitate memory consolidation and retrieval.
p-Hydroxybenzyl alcohol also has skin whitening effects because it inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that catalyses the formation of the skin pigment, melanin.
Arundina graminifolia - It was one of 3 orchid that reappear in Krakatoa after the massive volcanic eruption in 1883 .
Common name: Bamboo Orchid
Chinese names: Zhuye Lan (bamboo leaf orchid);
Changgan Lan (long stem orchid) Shiyu Lan (jade stone orchid); Hu Lian (lake lotus); Caojiang (ginger grass); Dayeliaodiaozhu (big leaf bamboo); in Taiwan: bird orchid
Indonesian name: Anggerik Bamb; in Sundanese: Handjuwang Sapu
Malaysian name: Phanyar among the aboriginal Jakuns of Johor
Myanmar name: Wah thitkhw Thai name: Ueang Pai Vietnamese name: Lan say
It ﬂowers throughout the year in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. In Thailand, the ﬂowering season extends from August to March, but in the Kachin and Shan states of adjacent Myanmar, the ﬂowering season is reversed, March to July.
The herb is bitter, neutral, anti-inﬂammatory and diuretic. It is also thought to have antibacterial properties.
In India the bulbous stem- scrapings are used to heal cracks on the skin. In Hong Kong the whole plant or pseudobulb is used both- fresh or sun-dried. The orchid is used for a variety of conditions ranging from hepatitis and jaundice to urinary tract infections, oedema, rheumatic pain, trauma and snake bites. In China (particularly in Yunnan & Guangxi), a decoction prepared by boiling 9–15 g of the whole plant is used for pain relief, the treatment of bruises, oedema, abdominal pain, intestinal parasitic infestation, jaundice, pulmonary tuberculosis, mental illness, rheumatism and bleeding from knife wounds. What makes it medicinal-
5 phenanthrene were also isolated. Their properties are still under research :
Important antitumour activity was exhibited by the ﬁrst three compounds, maxi- mal in compound 3 which possesses an open bibenzyl ring:
Other scent notes
Top of Passion fruit, wild berries, Mandarin Orange, Green Apple, Sour Green Leaves, Pomelo, guava, dragon fruit, litchi and Yuzu