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Contains Scented Notes of:
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Singaporean (non-native, but a beautiful hybrid) Orchid notes: Rhyncholaeliocattleya King of Taiwan
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Galeola lindleyana (Hook f. and Thomson) Rchb. f.
Chinese name: Maoeshanhu Lan (Hair stem coral orchid)
Taiwanese name: Shan Hu (mountain coral)
It grows in rich, moist, rocky areas in sparse woods and thickets or along ravines.
It has wide distribution from Taiwan, across southern Shanxi, Henan, Anhui, Hunan, northern Guangdong, northern Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan and Xizang provinces in China to Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Sikkim, Nepal and northeast India.
Herbal Usage: Herb is used to combat heat. It promotes diuresis, stops bleeding, reduces swelling and is used in the herbal treatment of nephritis, hematuria and uterine prolapse.
Paphiopedilum insigne (Wall. et Lindl.) Pfitzer
Chinese name: Naoquehua (noisy sparrow orchid), Bobandou Lan
This terrestrial, variable species is distributed in north-west Yunnan (at 1200–1600 m), Guangdong, Guangxi, Nepal and north-east India (Meghalaya) on grassy, rocky slopes. The species has been widely used in hybridization.
Herbal Usage: This is natural pesticide. The whole plant is boiled or soak for 4–5 h with rice or wheat. They are used to kill sparrows (Naoquehua) and cockroaches which are regarded as pests and vectors of disease.
Vanilla griffithii Rchb. f.
Indian name: Telinga kerbaoo
It is distributed in India, southern Thailand, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo at low elevations, rooting in the ground and climbing trees in shady locations.
Herbal Usage: The large fruit is sweet and edible, tasting like small bananas. It is eaten as a vegetable in India. An aqueous extract of its ﬂowers is applied on the body to treat fever. Juice from the leaves is applied on the hair to encourage thick growth. In Indonesia, the milky sap of the stems is used as a hair-promoting shampoo
Dactylorhiza viridis (Linn.) R.M. Bateman, Pridgeon and M.W. Chase syn. Coeloglossum viride Hartm.
Chinese names: Woshe Lan (nest tongue orchid), Luhua-woshe Lan (green ﬂower nest tongue orchid, Nanhulinyuzi Lan (South Lake orchid), Aoshe Lan (nest tongue orchid), Shoushen (hand ginseng), Aoshezhanglie Lan
Tibetan medicinal name: Wangla
Alaskan name: frog orchid
It's a winter orchid. In Alaska, the temperature may drop to minus 50 oC in winter, with severe desiccation during long winter months, yet the orchid survives.
Phytochemistry: The functional groups of the compounds suggest that D. viride extracts may have a neuroprotective effect.
Aphrodisiacal properties of D. hatagirea were studied in Wistar strain male albino rats. Rats fed the orchid had a 2.5-fold increase in attraction to females compared with the testosterone-treated.
In Singapore and other parts of southern Asia, one may ﬁnd the orchid among the constituents of health supplements which are marketed as revitalising, rejuvenating, or aphrodisiac. Dactylorhiza as salep is also considered to be an aphrodisiac in Iran, Turkey and the Colchis Forest area of Georgia in the Caucasus.
Other scent notes
Georgia peach, purple plums, Bergamot, Lavender, Geranium, Violets, mitti attar, leather and musk