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Contains Scented Notes of following in various proportions:
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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Vanda Miss Joaquim
Vanda Miss Joaquim - Used in Floral 5 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Hybrid between Papillionanthe teres and P. hookeriana, the National flower of Singapore. This is a hybrid and barely has any smell, but we had to extract it because it is the single most important Singaporean flower in our opinion. We worked extremely hard to extract and stabilise the smell, whatever little it was. You wouldn't believe the smell we found. Come and smell it anytime you like.
Anthocyanins (a type of flavonoid) extracted from Vanda Miss Joaquim exhibits anti- oxidant activity. Coumarin class compounds which exhibit anticoagulant or antiplatelet activities are phenylpropanoids (three carbon side chains attached to a phenol).
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Cymbidium floribundum Lindl. Syn. Cymbidium ﬂoribundum Lindl. var. pumilum (Rolfe) Y.S. Wu et S.C. Chen; Cymbidium pumilum Rolfe
Local name: Duohua Lan (many ﬂowered Cymbidium)
This epiphytic, occasionally terrestrial or saxicolous Cymbidium is widely distributed through central and southern China. Plants are found in at the edge of forests or on sunny cliffs and along ravines, and very rarely on rocky soil.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Huadong, Huanan and Tibet. Japanese honey bees are attracted by fragrances emitted by C. ﬂoribundum which resemble compounds present in their mandibular glands. These are a mixture of 3-hydroxy octanoic acid and 10-hydroxy (E)-2-decenoic acid.
Dendrobium fimbriatum Hook. f. syn. Dendrobium normale Fale.
Chinese names: Liusushihu (tasseled stone orchid), Mabianshihu (Mabian stone orchid)
Indian names: fringed lip Dendrobium
Thai name: Ueang waew mayura, Ueang kaam ta daam
Herbal Usage: In TCM, D. ﬁmbriatum is used as shihu to improve eyesight. This particular shihu polysaccharide is said to enhance T-cell and macrophage immunity, and it possesses anti-oxidant activities, enhances superoxide dismutase (SOD) and reduces lipid peroxidation. The whole plant is used to treat liver disorders and nervous debility in Nepal. The bibenzys exhibited cytotoxic activity against ﬁve human cancer cell lines.
Eulophia spectabilis (Dennst.) Suresh
Chinese names: Meiguan Lan (Beautiful crown orchid) Zihuameiguan Lan (purple ﬂower beautiful crown orchid)
Indian names: Bonga taini in Orissa, Amarcana, Manya (Sanskrit), Ambarkand, Goruma (Hindi), Ambarakand, Bhuikakali, Manakanda (Marathi) Budbar (in Bengal), Mankand (in Bombay); also Balakanda, Granthidala, Kandalata, Malakanda, Panktikanda, Trishikhadala (from Caius 1936: dialects/region not identiﬁed)
Nepalese name: Amarkand
Thai names: Wan hua khru, Wan ung
A widespread, terrestrial orchid distributed in tropical and subtropical Asia, it is found in the Western Ghats of India, tropical Himalayas, Myanmar and south China, Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and the Paciﬁc Islands.
Phytochemistry: It contains at least 9 phenanthrenes including coelonin, nudol, eulophiol, nudol, lupeol, 9,10 dihydro-2,5 dimethyl phenanthrene-1, and 9,10 dihydro-4- methoxy-phenanthrene-2,7-diol. Nudol,
These phenanthrene showed antiproliferative activity against human breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 (91 %) and MDA-MB-231 (85 %) at 1000 mcg/ml. Tubers also contain alkaloids, saponins, cardiac glycosides, steroids and ﬂavonoids.
Herbal Usage: In Malaysia and India, a poultice made from the pseudobulbs is applied to the abdomen to kill intestinal worms, or to treat abscesses and infected wounds. This usage may be derived from Ayurvedic medicine because, in India, tubers were later reported to be used for tumors, scrofulous glands of the neck, bronchitis, and as vermifuge, blood puriﬁer and an antidote for poisoning. Tribal of Kudremukh National Park in Karnataka prepare a decoction with the tubers (amarcana) to treat tumors and bronchitis or merely to be consumed as appetizers. The Dongria hill tribe in Orissa uses its leaves in decoction as vermifuge.
Liparis condylobulbon Rchb. f. Syn. Liparis treubii J.J. Smith
Indonesian name: Anggrek gajang
It is distributed from Myanmar, Thailand to Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines eastwards to Fiji.
Herbal Usage: Natives in Sulawesi (Indonesia) once believed that chewing on the young pseudobulbs and rubbing the heated leaves of the orchid on the abdomen facilitated bowel movements and relieved a distended stomach
Orchis mascula (L.) L.
Common name: The Salep Orchid, Early Purple
Indian names: Salab Misr, Salep Misri (Hindi),
Iranian names: Punjah-i-salaba; Salab
The species is distributed throughout Europe, North Africa and temperate Asia to Siberia.
Herbal Usage: Salep is considered to be an invigorating substance and an aphrodisiac. It was boiled with milk and administered to people suffering from phthisis, diabetes, chronic diarrhoea and dysentery in India. In Nepal, it is used as an expectorant, astringent and nutrient. The tuber is used as a demulcent, tonic and nutrient, especially when Iraqi infants suffer from diarrhea. Due to its high content of mucilage, salep prepared with this orchid forms a thick jelly even when diluted with 40 parts of water. In the Peloponnesus, the dried root is cooked and eaten.
Other scent notes
Tea Rose, Carnation, Lily, Kudzu, sinfonias, Black alder, Bougainvillea, Dove tree, Dyer’s green weed, Mirabilis