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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Neofinetia Falcata
Neofinetia Falcata - Used in Floral 9 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Neofinetia falcata is supposed to be the first orchid ever to be grown as a house plant in Japan in the 1600’s. Also known as the Samurai Orchid, it is one of the world’s highest priced orchid (depending on the rarity of each sub-variety), with a history of some plants selling for $100,000+. Neofinetias generally flower in June and July, and at dusk and dawn. This makes the oil-extraction extremely difficult.
This is another non-native Singaporean variety. But we have added due to its exotic demeanor.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl.
Sri Lankan name: Wanna rajah (“that which glistens in the woods”).
Taiwanese name:Yaowang (King medicine)
This Orchid has dark velvety-green/purplish-red with a complex network of golden veins. This small, terrestrial, jewel orchid thrives in humus rich soil in continental East Asia including China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and also the Himalayan foothills and Sri Lanka.
It is a medicinal herb that enjoys widespread provincial usage in Taiwan and Fujian. It is used to treat hepatitis, splenic disorders, hypertension, cancer, tuberculosis, impotence, fever, snake bites and even slow development in children. In Fujian, it is considered to be a panacea for numerous ailments. It is also used in Indian medicines.
Several therapeutic compounds have been isolated from this therapeutic orchid.
· Zhonghua Bencau Kinsenoside, a glycoside and a major component has anti-glycaemic activity.
· Other medicinal compounds are- beta-D-glucopyranosyl-3R)-hydroxybutanolide.
· stearic acid
· palmitic acid
· succinic acid
· p-hydroxybenzy-laldehyde, daucosterol,
· methyl 4-beta-D- glucopyranosyl-hutanoate,
· p-hydroxycinnamic acid
· 0-hydroxy phenol
· Ferulic acid,
· p- hydroxybenzylaldehyde
· 2 novel sorghumol triterpenoid acyl esters
· a new alkaloid (anoecochine)
· and a known triterpenoid (soghumol)
Chinese name: Yellow Comb Orchid
Thai name (in Ubon Rachthani): Ma tak khok
Widely distributed from Hunan, Taiwan, Hainan, Sichuan and Yunnan southwards to Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina and Peninsular Malaysia, to Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. Thai herbalists use the whole plant to make a tonic .
Calanthe discolor Lindl.
Chinese names: Xiaji Lan (prawn spine orchid)
Chinese medicinal names: Jiuzilianhuancao (nine united sons ﬂowering herb)—this name also refers to Calanthe tricarinata; zhu chuan zhu (string of beads); ye baiji (night white chicken); Roulainhuan (meat in circles); Jiujiechong (nine segment bug); Yichuanniuzi (string of buttons).
Phytochemistry: 4 compounds found in this orchid improve blood ﬂow through the skin and promoted hair growth. These are - calanthoside (indole, S,O-bisdesmoside), glucoindican, calaliukiueno-side, calaphenanthrenol. It also has tryptanthrin, indirubin, isatin and indicant.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Huadong (in Guangdong Province). It is used to dissolve extravasated blood and improve circulation. Entire plant, roots and stem are used to improve blood ﬂow, and to heal abscesses, scrofula, rheumatism, bone pain and traumatic injuries. It is also used to treat skin ulcers and haemorrhoids.
Dipodium pandanum F.M.Bailey syn. Dipodium pictum (Lindl.) Rchb. f.
The generic name Dipodium is derived from Greek di (two) and podion (foot) and alludes to the twin stipes holding up the pollinia.
D. pandanum is a common epiphytic, terrestrial or saxicolous orchid in the lowland rain forests of Papua New Guinea. The species is distributed eastwards and southwards from Borneo to the Philippines, Sulawesi, Java, Papua New Guinea, British Solomon Islands and Queensland.
Herbal Usage: Leaves tea is used to treat respiratory infections in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
Habenaria diphylla (Nimmo) Dalzel Syn. Habenaria humistrata Rolfe ex Downie
Thai name: Tupmup mot lin
It is found in damp locations and on rocks in forests or valleys. It ﬂowers in June in China, July to September or just August in India.
Herbal Usage: The whole plant is used for treating insect bites in Thailand. Flowers popularly known as Jeevahi Purusharatna are used to treat asthma in the Western Ghats.
Liparis viridiflora (Blume) Lindl.
Chinese names: Luhuayanger Lan (green ﬂower sheep ear orchid), Changjing-yangersuan (long stem sheep ear garlic)
Plants are lithophytic and have cylindrical pseudobulbs. It ﬂowers in September to December in China, November in Assam and Sikkim and August to September in the Western Ghats.
It is an extremely widespread and widely distributed from Sri Lanka and the tropical Himalayas across southern China and Southeast Asia to the Paciﬁc Islands.
Herbal Usage: Stems are used to treat coughs, poisoning, fever and fractures. Roots are used to treat hernia.
Other scent notes
Spicy note, fruit mix, floral mix, hint of lily, while patchouli, Precious amber, warm woods, Silk tree