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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Diacattleya-Pink
Diacattleya-Pink - Used in Citrus 9 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Many Orchid lover think Most Cattleya's are fragrant, but the Orchid grower will tell you otherwise. Many Cattleya do smell and smell fantastic, but some specially the beautiful ones disappoint people when it comes to scent.
This one has a beautiful perfume and the flower changes its colour from pink to beige as it grows. This Orchid is both fragrant and amazing to look at. A perfect gift for someone you like.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Aerides crispa Lindl.
The generic name, ‘children of the air’, is derived from Greek aer (air) and eides (resembling), referring to its epiphytic nature and the way such orchids are cultivated.
A. crispa is a large, tough, robust epiphyte. Young leaves are typically covered with purple spots. Inﬂorescence is up to 35 cm long, drooping, branching, loosely many-ﬂowered.
Ear-drops prepared by boiling the pulverised plant in neem oil, are instilled 2–3 drops at a time into the ear every night to treat earache in the Western Ghats. A. crispa contains aeridin, a bactericidal phenanthropyran. The contribution of aeridin to the management of earache is undetermined, but it works as a bactericide.
Chinese name: Fangxuianshidou Lan (fragrant stone bean orchid), Xiangshidou Lan (fragrant stone bean orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Fangzhucao
Fragrant ﬂowers are borne singly, 2 cm across, white with crimson longitudinal stripes during February to May.
Herbs are obtained from Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan and may be harvested throughout the year. They are used fresh , steamed or dried. Taste is dry, bland and cold in nature. Chinese CTM uses a decoction of the plant, prepared by boiling dried herb to treat hepatitis, coughs and heat in the lungs.
Chinese Name: Dabaoshidou Lan (large bud stone bean orchid)
Dense dark purple flower look like catkin. In China, it ﬂowers from October to January, in October to January in Bhutan and November in Nepal. It is obtained from Sichuan and Yunnan.
Entire plant is used to treat painful joints and numbness.
Dendrobium. Parishii Rchb. f.
Local Name: Xishishihu (named after the classic southern beauty Xishi),
Other Common Names: Zibanshihu (Purple feet
Thai Names: Ueang Kraang Sai Sun, Ueang Sai Nam Kraang, Ueang Nam Khrang, Ueang attakrit, Ueang lathakrit, Ueang khrang.
Myanmar Name: Khayang yaung twin pyin
This striking, rose-purple, fragrant deciduous Dendrobium has a small distribution extending from Indochina into northern Thailand into Yunnan, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Arunachal Pradesh. Its scent has been compared with that of rhubarb. It is very free-ﬂowering.
Usage: Pseudobulb beneﬁts the yin element, is antipyretic, stops thirst, and encourages the secretion of body ﬂuids.
Habenaria plantaginea Lindl.
Bangladeshi name: Kusuma gadda
This common Habenaria species is found in the under-storey in the dry zone forests in Sri Lanka, all over India below 900 m (Abraham and Vatsala) and in Bhutan between 1000 and 2500 m. It also occurs in Bangladesh, Myanmar and the Lesser Sunda Islands.
Herbal Usage: Tubers are used to treat wasting diseases, fever, disorders of blood, hemorrhage and fainting. In the Eastern Ghats of Andra Pradesh, tubers together with black pepper and garlic, are pounded into a paste and converted into tablets. One or two tablets are given to relieve chest pain and stomach ache. In Bangladesh, tubers are also used to treat chest pain and stomach ache.
Herminium monorchis (L.) R. Br.
Chinese names: Jiaopan Lan (angle plate orchid), Ren shen guo
Chinese medicinal name: Rentouqi
Flowering period is June to September. Two ovoid tubers are formed each season, the larger going on to produce leaves and ﬂower the following season, the smaller detaching to start a new plant. Its principal form of reproduction is vegetative.
It has wide distribution across temperate Eurasia from Japan across Korea, northern China and Russia, and all of Europe. It also occurs in central Asia and the Himalayas. This terrestrial orchid is found in moist locations, in damp grassland or short turf, on non-calcareous soils.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from the north- ern provinces and the Yangzi region. Entire plant is used to enrich yin. It beneﬁts the “kidney and stomach” and regulates menstruation. It is prescribed for a nervous breakdown, confu- sion, insomnia, thirst, anorexia, and precocious greying of hair, or to strengthen and nourish a weak body.
In a small, non-controlled, open trial of 93 patients suffering from chronic constipation, oral treatment with glucomannan 1 g three times a day resulted in improvement and there were no side effects.
Other scent notes
Grapefruit, Lime, Jabuticaba, fruit tropical, neroli, Litsea cubeba, fig, gooseberry and lemon verbana