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Contains Scented Notes of:
Osmanthus - Check details at Scentopia's scent library
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Aeranthes Grandalena
Aeranthes Grandalena - Used in Floral 7 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
It is hybrid of Angraecum Magdalenae and Aeranthes Grandiflora. This is a non-native, but we had to include this is the mix because this hybrid combines fantastic traits from both parents: The Angraecum smells like Jasmine and the Aeranthes smells like butterscotch. Guess what? This smells like both and more.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Cymbidium faberi Rolfe
Chinese names: Jiuhua Lan (nine ﬂower orchid), Yijingjiuhua (nine splendour ﬂower), Tubaibu (wild hundred steps); Taiwanyijingjiuhua (Taiwan Jiuhua blossom), Hui Lan (pure heart orchid), Changye Lan (long leaf orchid), Huaqi Lan (clearing gas orchid) . In Taiwan: multi-ﬂowered orchid
Medicinal name: hua qi lan
It occurs south of the Yellow River in China, in Taiwan, and in Nepal, Bhutan and northeast India.
Herbal Usage: Herb is collected in autumn. After washing, leaves and roots are removed from the pseudobulbs which are sun-dried for storage. The root is bitter, sweet, mild and slightly poisonous. It is used for the relief of headache or coughs, and to destroy insects, worms and lice. A decoction is taken for headache, while 6 g in decoction is consumed with white wine once a day to relieve coughs. To clear the bowel of ascaris (round worms), 500 g of powder is added to wheat powder and made into buns. These are consumed over 3 days
Dendrobium moniliforme (L.) Sw. syn. Dendrobium candidum Wallich ex Lindl., Dendrobium wilsonii Rolfe
Chinese name: Shihu (Noble Orchid), Shilan (stone orchid), Xijingshihu (thin-stemmed Dendrobium), Xiaoshihu (small Dendrobium), Xiaohuancao (small whorled herb), Jizhua Lan (chicken claw orchid), Jingchacao Tongpi Lan (copper orchid), Tongpishihu (copper Dendrobium)
Medicinal names: Shihu, Huan cao (whorled herb), (gold hairpin grass), Erhuancao (ear- ring herb), Xicao (slender herb), Huangcao (yellow herb), Xihuancao (slender whorled herb), Xiaojingcha (small gold hairpin)
Taiwanese names: Bai Shi Hu (white Dendrobium), Shi Hu (medicinal Dendrobium), Jie Gu Cao (ﬁxing fracture Dendrobium)
Japanese name: Sekkoku
Korean name: Seok gok
It was developed into a highly desirable ornamental plant in Japan during the early part of the nineteenth century.
Phytochemistry: The most important compound isolated is denbinobin. Denbinobin has unique antitumour activity and is also effective against the AIDs virus. The second promising compound is moniliformedequinone which exerts potent cytotoxic activity against hormone-resistant prostate cancer cells in vitro. It induces cellular glutathione depletion leading to DNA damage response and cell-cycle arrest at S-phase (i.e. prevents cell multiplication) and a caspase cascade that culminates in apoptosis.
Medicinal materials from both wild and cultured D. candidum improved immunological function.
Herbal Usage: It is classic shihu and is the most expensive variety. In his list of 124 important medicinal plants in Chosen, Korea, Ishidoya included only a single orchid, D. moniliforme. The pseudobulb is used to correct body heat, haemoptysis, thirst, malaise, anorexia and to improve the body ﬂuids. Japa- nese and Korean herbalists use it to treat night sweats, weakness, anorexia, lumbago and impotence. It inhibits the release of histamine and aldose reductase.
Dendrobium thyrsiflorum B.S. Williams
Chinese herbal name: Huangcao shihu
Vietnamese name: Thuy tien vang
Thai names: Uang mon khai liam, Uang mon khai luang
It is a beautiful Dendrobium which produces long clusters.
Phytochemistry: Chemicals found include
found that coumarins that were located mainly in vascular bundles, on the walls of outer ﬁber cells, with maximum concentration towards the apex of the stem. The plant is found to be
bacteriostatic/bactericidal and fungistatic/fungicidal against few pathogenic organism. The bactericidal property was even stronger than that of ampicillin.
Herbal Usage: Huangcao shihu is used to nourish yin and remove heat. It beneﬁts the stomach and promotes production of body ﬂuids.
Habenaria arietina Hook. f. Syn. Habenaria intermedia D. Don. var. arietina
Common name: Reindeer Orchid
Chinese name: Mao ban yu feng hua
Indian Ayurvedic names: Riddhi, Vriddhi, Laksmi, Mangala, Rathanga, Risisrista, Saravajanpriya, Siddhi, Sukha, Vasu, Yuga. (Note that the Ayurvedic names are identical with those of H. edgeworthii.) Other Indian name: Safed musli (in Garhwal), Dakshinavarta, Himadrija. (Note: Similar Ayurvedic names for Habenaria edgeworthii.)
Nepali name: Thunma
Pakistani common name: reindeer orchid
It is a variable species that is distributed in temperate Pakistan, northeast India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, Thailand and Vietnam
Mycaranthes pannea (Lindl.) S. C. Chen and J. J. Wood Syn.: Eria pannea Lindl.
Chinese name: Zhiyemao Lan (ﬁnger leaf hairy orchid), Zhiyenimaolan
Chinese medicinal name: Shucong
Malay name: Kura kubong
Thai name: Phrom hom mai
Although its individual pseudobulb and leaves are small, the running rhizomes of M. pannea can stretch for several metres, completely covering the branches of a big tree.
Usage: The plant is boiled and the decoction is used for bathing to relieve bone aches and ague (malaria or an unremitting fever) in Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and India. The Kampti tribe in the Lohit community of Arunachal Pradesh, fresh leaves are made into a paste which is applied over dislocated joints to relieve pain and swelling.
A similar usage is also prevalent in southern China, where M. pannea (Shucong) is used to improve blood circulation and for detoxiﬁcation, to treat external injuries, fractures, lower back or leg pain, carbuncles and burns. It has a further use as an antidote for poisoning caused by poininous plants like Coriaria sinica, Aconitum carmichaelii, Gelsemium elegans, Corydalis incisa (Duan Chang Cao), phosphorus and zinc.
Phaius flavus (Blume) Lindl.
Chinese names: Huanghe Lan (yellow crane orchid), Huanghuaheding Lan (yellow ﬂower crane top orchid), Banyeheding Lan (spotted leaf crane top orchid), Jiuzi Lan (nine sons orchid), Xiaohuaheding Lan (small ﬂowered crane top orchid)
Myanmar name: Nay myo new thitkwa
It is found in shady, moist locations in forests at 300–2500 m in Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, northern Thailand, Myanmar, Northeast India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Malaysia, the Philippines and New Guinea.
Herbal Usage: Taiwanese herbalists state that stems are antipyretic and have the capacity to detoxify. In Taiwan, they are used to treat sores and mouth ulcers.
Other scent notes
Cactus flower, Champak, Costus, Daisy, Wisteria, Wall flower, Ylang-ylang, Taif Rose