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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Bulbophyllum Lobbii
Bulbophyllum Lobbii - Used in Floral 1 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop.
This species is a hot to warm growing orchid and will do best mounted or in a pot with a well draining medium. Bulbophyllum lobbii - Its fragrance is a mixture of jasmine and cucumber. Also known as Thailand Bulbophyllum or Sumatran Bulbophyllum. It was named after the plant hunter Thomas Lobb, who introduced it to England.
This has a very unique with a very distinct smell. Bulbophyllum is parent to at least 1800 orchids, but this one is our favourite. In Thailand its leaves are used to treat burns.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Amitostigma gracile (Blume) Schltr
Chinese names: Xitingwuzhu Lan (slim standing no pillar orchid), Xiewuzhu Lan (slim standing no pillar orchid), Huawuzhu Lan (no pillar/ column orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Duyeyizhiqiang
Amitostigma are small, montane, terrestrial orchids of the Himalayas, China and Japan. Plants are small, with spheroid, subterranean tubers. The generic name is derived from three Greek words, a (not) mitos (thread) and stigma (stigma).
· Boil whole plants 30–60 g. for consumption. (Detoxiﬁcation, relief of swelling and haemostasis)
· For external application, grind fresh stems and roots. (Detoxiﬁcation, relief of swelling and haemostasis)
· Grind roots and stems and mix with rice water for application (to treat Venomous snake bite)
· Prepare decoction with fresh whole plants, 30–90 g, for consumption (for External injuries, haematemesis)
Prepare decoction with 9–15 g of dried herb (for dysmenorrhea and metrorrhagia)
Chinese name: Jinxian Lan (gold thread orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Jianxianlan
Anoectochilus has beautiful, soft, velvety, almost oval foliage decorated with ﬁne golden veins. They are called Jewel Orchids because as a group they possess distinctive velvety foliage with attractively coloured veins. The generic name, Anoectochilus, is derived from Greek, anoektos (open) and cheilos (lip).
There are about 40 sub-species, distributed from Sri Lanka, Singapore, India and across southern China.
Cymbidium bicolor Lindl.
Sri Lankan name: Visa Dhooli (Poison Dust); Beyudhuru (not speciﬁc; also used forPholidota imbricata)
It is distributed from India, Sri Lanka, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to Sumatra, Malaysia, Kalimantan, Philippines and Sulawesi.
Herbal Usage: Leaves are used for treating fractures in southern China.
Cypripedium formosanum Hayata
Chinese name: Taiwanshao Lan (Taiwan spoon orchid), Taiwanpuxie Lan (Taiwan ordinary shoe orchid), Yidianhong (One Spot of Red), Taiwanjiapuxie Lan (Taiwan ordinary shoe orchid)
It is an endemic, terrestrial species.
Herbal Usage: The entire plant improves blood ﬂow, regulates the menses, expels gas, stops pain and relieves itching. The root and stem also expel gas, improve blood ﬂow, and they are used to treat malaria, snake bites, traumatic injury and rheumatism.
Liparis nervosa (Thunb.) Lindl. Syn. Liparis bicallosa (D. Don) Schltr.
Chinese names: Honghuayanger Suan (red ﬂowered goat eating garlic), Hei Lan (black orchid), Shixiagong (stone shrimp), Banbian Lan (half sided orchid) Roupangxie (crab meat); Lidihao (well grounded); Maocigu (hairy kind aunt); Yanyu (stone yam); Tiepashu (Steel rake); Daoyanti (dangling on the cliff); Zuozicao (moving seed herb); Roulongjian (dragon meat arrow). In Hong Kong: nerved twayblade, purple star Liparis
Chinese medicinal name: Jianxueqing
Japanese name: Koku ran
Description: A small terrestrial herb that ﬂowers in February to July on the Chinese mainland and in June and July in Taiwan. In Sri Lanka, it ﬂowers in February to March, and again in June to September.
It is an extremely variable, pan-tropical species which enjoys a wide distribution throughout the humid tropical and sub-tropical regions.
Phytochemistry: Nervosin was isolated from this plant. It is an ester of lindeloﬁdine and nervosinic acid, the latter an arabinosyl-glucosyl derivative of nervogenic acid which is a starting point for alkaloids. All alkaloids of
L. nervosa inhibited each of the 12 bacterial and 4 fungal species tested with a paper diffusion method. Anti-oxidant effect ranged from 5 to
93.5 % at concentrations of 0.5 to 100 mcg/ml. Recently, 6 new pyrrolizidine alkaloids and two previously identiﬁed alkaloids were isolated that showed antioxidant activity on RAW264.7 macrophages.
Herbal Usage: The whole plant is used as an antipyretic, to cool blood, stop bleeding and reduce heat in the lungs. It is used for cramps in children, haemetemesis, coughs, and rheumatic pain. It is also used as an emollient for traumatic injuries, skin infection and snake bites. It is reputed to reduce inﬂammation, dissolve extravasated blood and cause swellings to subside. The herb is collected throughout the year. For decoction, 3–6 g of the fresh herb or 6–12 g of dried herb are used. For external use, the whole plant is pounded and soaked in wine.
Tubers are used to treat stomach disorders and a paste is applied on chronic ulcers in Nepal.
Other scent notes
Rose oil, carnation, blue poppy, Alumroot, cyclamen, desert rose, dahlia, Gerbera, Gorse, Lotus, Mimosa and Marigold