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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Vanda Mimi Palmer
Vanda Mimi Palmer - Used in Citrus 6 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Npark's website states it's status as Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only). The flowers are sweetly scented and have strong dark brown tessellations on the petals and sepals except for the lip which is mauve in colour.
This is mother flower to many great-smelling hybrids, so you can only imagine how great this would smell. You probably do not even need to mix it with any other oil. This itself is a beautiful perfume.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Calanthe masuca (D. Don) Lindl. Syn. Calanthe sylvatica (Thou.) Lindl.
Chinese names: Changjuxiaji Lan (long spur prawn spine orchid), Zihuaxiaji Lan (purple ﬂower prawn spine orchid), Shankala, Shanzhizhu (mountain spider)
Myanmar Name: Thazin gyi myo kywe
Nepali Name: Pakha phul
Description: This was the parents of the ﬁrst hybrid orchid to be bred by man. This is a highly variable. Plants from the Chinese mainland are larger. Nepalese plants have ﬂowers of deep violet. Flowers in Bhutan are violet to purple.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Fujian, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Hunan, Guangxi, Guangdong and Xizang. The entire plant is used as an ano- dyne. It also reduces swellings, removes toxins and repairs wounded tissues, removing abscesses. In Nepal, a paste made from the stem is applied to treat dislocated bones. The ﬂowers are used to arrest epistaxis, Pseudobulbs are also used to treat nose bleeds .
Callostylis bambusifolia (Lindl.) S.C. Chen & J.J. Wood Syn. Eria bambusifolia Lindl.
Indian name: Mundabai
The species is distributed from Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and southern Yunnan to northeast India down to Orissa state.
Herbal Usage: The entire plant is used to treat stomach upsets in India (Dongria Kandha hill tribe). A plant of Callostylis bambusifolia(syn. Eria bambusifolia) and another of Aegle marmelos (not an orchid) are separately burnt to ashes in earthen pots, and thereafter their ash is mixed in a 1:1 ratio. Half a tablespoon is administered on an empty stomach twice a day for one week to treat hyperacidity and stomach upsets.
Cymbidium ensifolium (L.) Sw.
Thai name: Chu lan
Chinese names: Lan (orchid), Guo Lan (National Orchid), Gog Lan (Nation’s Orchid), Jian Lan (Jian orchid), Dajing Lan (large, lush orchid), Jinbaolisuxin Lan (golden centered, quietly elegant orchid), Suxin Lan (quietly elegant heart orchid), Guanlanhua (ofﬁcial orchid ﬂower), Lancao (orchid herb, orchid grass), Shanlanhua (mountain orchid ﬂower), Kienlan (Fukien or Fujian Orchid), four sea- son orchid, rock orchid, etc.
Medicinal names: Jian lan hua (famous orchid ﬂower); Jian lan gen; Qiu Lan (autumn Cymbidium); Ba Yue Lan (Eighth month Cymbidium); Guan Lan (ofﬁcial Cymbidium)
It is frequently featured in Chinese paintings of the orchid that suggest grace and contentment. A standard advice to aspiring Chinese artists is to “Paint Cymbidium ensifolium when you are happy; bamboo when you are angry.”. This is the popular, fragrant Cymbidium which many oriental scholars identiﬁed with Confucius when he likened the company of good friends to a room full of fragrant orchids.
The species is widely distributed throughout subtropical Asia.The herb is collected in autumn.
TCM states that its taste is acrid; neutral. The entire plant is decocted and used to reinforce the body ﬂuids, nourish blood (yin), ‘smooth the lungs’, reduce phlegm and stop coughing. It also stops pain, especially dysmenorrhoea, and corrects amenorrhoea, leucorrhoea (vaginal discharge), giddiness, coughing and haemoptysis in tuberculosis. In India, rhizomes are boiled and consumed to treat gonorrhoea.
Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl. Syn Dendrobium sauvissimum Rchb. f
Thai names: Uang Khan, Ueang kham
Vietnamese name: Kim diep
Myanmar names: Shwe tu, Mout khan war
Stems are clustered, fusiform and many angled. It is distributed across Vietnam and Laos to Thailand, southern Yunnan, Myanmar and Sikkim.
Phytochemistry : Erianin, a bibenzyl from D. chrysotoxum has potent anti-oxidative action in lipid peroxida- tion and hemolysis assays.
It induces apoptosis in human leukemia HL-60 cells. Erianin retards the growth of xenografted human hepatoma Bel 7402 and melanoma A 375. It induces signiﬁcant vascular shutdown within 4h following administration of 100 mg/kg and shows similar anti-angiogenic activities in vitro.
Herbal Usage: It is used as shihu in Taiwan. D. chrysotoxum ﬂowers are being sold in China for making tea.
Other scent notes
Dash of Grapefruit with bitter sour top note, fresh pear, bearberry, apricot, grapefruit scent blending with citrus bases.