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Contains Scented Notes of:
Citronella - Plants of Singapore - Check details at Scentopia's scent library
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Aerides Lawrenceae var. Sanderiana
Aerides Lawrenceae var. Sanderiana - Used in Citrus 8 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
Aerides, literally "child of the air". It is a genus of strong-growing monopodial epiphytes most resembling the genus Vanda. These orchids are popular for their freely produced pendent spikes of closely set, heavy, waxy, blooms. Background colour is cream yellow, with vivid magenta tips to the petals and sepals and midlobe of the labellum.
It's found across South East Asia, specially tropical parts of Asia and in the Himalayan region. Nice Spicy lemon scent.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Polystachya concreta (Jacq.) Garay & H.R.Sweet
Chinese name: Duosui lan
Indian name: (Orissa): Kakina
The orchid enjoys a pan-tropical distribution from southern Yunnan in China, Indochina, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Africa and tropical and subtropical America.
Herbal Usage: The tuber is used to treat arthritis by tribals of the Niyamgiri Hills in Orissa, India. Approximately 100 mg. of fresh tuber is boiled in 500 ml. water until the volume is reduced to 100 ml, and 3–4 ml of this decoction is taken with 7–8 drops of honey twice daily on an empty stomach as treatment for arthritis.
Fragrant Orchid: Flowers are scented. It smells like jasmine. Methyl anthranilate and indole conveys the scent of sampaquita (jasmine).
Lime blossom fragrance is produced by nerolidol, dihydrofarnesol and farnesol enhanced with a slew of minor constituents which includes gamma-decalactone, 2-amino benzyladehyde, beta-ionone and methyl jasmonate.
Habenaria marginata Colebr.
Indian and Bangladeshi name: Humari
Common Name: Golden Yellow Habenaria
It ﬂowers from July, and fruits ripen by November in India. Flowering season is August to September in Bhutan and October to November in Nepal.
It is a small terrestrial herb distributed over a large area that extends from Pakistan across northern India to Orissa, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh to Myanmar and Thailand.
Herbal Usage: In the Niyamgiri Hills of Orissa in India, it is used to treat malignant ulcers. It is also reported as being used in Bangladesh to treat malignant ulcers Tubers are cooked and eaten as a vegetable at the Sanjay National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
Hemipiliopsis purpureopunctata (K.Y. Lang) Y.B. Luo & S.C. Chen Syn. Habenaria purpureopunctata K.Y.
Flowering season is June to July. It occurs in broad-leaved evergreen forest, alpine oak forest, grassy slopes and sandy river banks in southeast Xizang and northeast India.
Herbal Usage: In China, the herb is used to relax tense muscles. The entire plant is used.
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.
Other scent notes
Citrus and fruity notes, and fresh mint finished with dash of neroli and other citrus plants