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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Phaius Tankervilliae
Phaius Tankervilliae - Used in Floral 6 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
It is a robust plant with oval shaped leaves up to about a metres long and flowering stems which may reach 2 metres. The flowers are the largest of any Australian orchid. The individual flowers are reddish brown and white in colour. Flowering occurs in spring. This species has become an invasive species in some countries such as Jamaica and Hawaii. In Papua the smoked flowers are eaten as a contraceptiveIt goes by several names. Some are : Nun's-hood Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid, Nun's Orchid, Twelve Apostles. It was introduced in Hawaii and most people think of it as a Native Hawaiian flower. It sure smells like one of their Native flowers.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
It derives its name from Greek anakamptein (to bend back). A dozen species are distributed in grasslands in the northern Iran, the Middle East and southern and central Europe. Tubers of Anacamptis are harvested to make salep, once thought to be an aphrodisiac and super-nutrient throughout Europe.
Chinese names: Taiwanbaiji (Taiwan Baiji), hyacinth orchid, Chinese ground orchid, white rhizome orchid, Xiao Baiji (Small Baiji)
Japanese name: Shi-ran (purple orchid)
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) uses the stems to strengthen the lungs, stop bleeding and reduce swelling. It is also used to treat patients suffering from tuberculous cough, bronchiectasis, bleeding peptic ulcers and nose-bleed. In India, scrapings of the stem are applied to treat cracks on the heel.
What makes it medicinal?- 12 dihydrophenanthrenes including blestriarene B have antimicrobial effects on two pathogenic bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, a common cause of skin infections, and Streptococcus mutans, which causes dental decay.
Coelogyne flaccida Lindl.
Chinese names: Lilinbeimu Lan (chestnut scales pearl shell orchid), Guishangye (the leaf above fruits)
Chinese medicinal name: Jidatui
Nepali name: Thur gava
Phytochemistry: Phenanthrenes and stilbenoids have been isolated from this orchids - ﬂaccidin, soﬂaccidin and isooxoﬂaccidin.
Herbal Usage: Herb collected from Guizhou and Yunnan is a popular medicine among the minority tribes in both provinces. In China, the whole plant is used to clear heat, counter dryness, promote the production of body ﬂuids, and to clear phlegm and stop coughs. Pseudobulbs are made into a paste in Nepal and applied to the forehead to treat headache, while the juice treats indigestion.
Conchidium muscicola (Lindl.) Rausch.Syn. Eria muscicola (Lindl.) Lindl.
Sanskrit Name: Jivanti
Herbal Usage: The Sanskrit word Jiva means ‘life’ and the term Jivanti is used for many herbs which are considered to be powerful tonics possessing rejuvenating and life- prolonging properties. They also act as aphrodisiacs. The pseudobulbs are used in India to treat diseases of the heart and lungs, disorders of the nervous system, eye, ear and skin, facial tumours, fever and rabies. Usage in Nepal is fairly similar: it is used to treat heart, lungs and psychiatric disorders.
Dendrobium longicornu Wall ex Lindl. Syn. Dendrobium bulleyi Rolfe, D. ﬂexuosum Grifﬁth, D. hirsutum Grifﬁth.
Chinese name: Changju Shihu
Nepali name: Bawar, Kause
The species is distributed in Guangxi, Yunnan and southeastern Tibet in China, as well as in Nepal, Bhutan Sikkim and northeast India, Myanmar and Vietnam, all at 1200–2500 m.
Phytochemistry: 5 new and 14 known compounds have been isolated from the stems of this plant.
Herbal Usage: The Chinese Materia Medica 1999 includes this species as shihu. In Nepal, juice of the plant mixed with lukewarm water is used to bathe children afﬂicted with fever. Boiled root is fed to livestock to rid them of coughing. Juice of stems is consumed to treat fever
Dendrobium macraei Lindl. Desmotrichum ﬁmbriatum Bl., Flickingeria ﬁmbriata (Bl) Hawkes
Chinese name: Liusujin Shihu
Indian names: Jibai, Jibanti in Bengal, Jivanti, Radarudi, Wajhanti (Gujerati), Jiban, Joivanti, Sag (Hindi), Jivanti (Marathi), Bhadra, Jiva, Jivabhadra, Jivada, Jivani, Jivaniya, Jivanti, Jivapatri, Jivapushpi, Jivavardhini, Jivarisha, Jivdatri, Jivya, Kanjika, Kshurajiva, Madhushvasa, Madhusrava, Mangalya, Mrigaratika, Payaswini, Praanada, Putrabhadra, Ratangi, Shakashreshtha, Shashashimbika, Shringati, Srava, Sukhankari, Supringala, Yashaskari, Yashasya (Sanskrit)
Sri Lankan names: Jeevaniya (meaning: supporting life) Saaka shreshtha (best of herbs); Jata Makuta.
It usually ﬂowers in March.
Herbal Usage: The long list of Indian names is due to the popularity of the plant as a sweet preparation, the much-valued ‘Halwa’. Hailed as a stimulant and tonic, it is taken for debility caused by seminal loss in India and Nepal. In the markets of Bombay, it is known as ruttun-purush and sold at a high price. Apart from its use as a tonic, the plant is used as a remedy for disorders of the bile, blood and phlegm. The fruit is an aphrodisiac.
The plant is also used as a counter-poison, however, it could be worthless in this respect. In Nepal, the pseudobulb is used to treat asthma, bronchitis, sore throat, fever, biliousness, diseases of the eye and blood and sexual dysfunction. In Sri Lanka, the whole plant of D. macraei is an ingredient in medicinal oils used in massage for treating paralytic lesions.
Other scent notes
Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, lily of valley, Camellia, Heliotrope, Arum Lily, Boronia and Gardenia