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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Cattleya penny kuroda corcovado
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Cleisostoma paniculatum (Ker-Gawl) Garay
Local names: big centipede orchid; tiger stripes; Taiwan centipede; purple stripes
The species is distributed from Taiwan southwards to Fujian, Hong Kong, Vietnam, north- eastern and central Thailand and northeast India
Herbal Usage: The entire plant is used to boost yin, treat coughs and to strengthen the lungs in Taiwan.
Cypripedium debile Reichb. f.
Chinese names: Duiyeshao Lan (two leafed spoon orchid), Xiaoxipuxie Lan (small Xipu shoe orchid), Shuangyeshao Lan (two leaf spoon orchid), Erye Lan (two leaf orchid)
Herbal Usage: The entire plant is used in Taiwan. It improves blood ﬂow, reduces swelling, relieves pain and is diuretic.
Dendrobium crumenatum Sw. syn. Dendrobium caninum Merrill, D. kwashotense
Common names: pigeon orchid, dove orchid
Malay: bunga angin (wind orchid); Daun sepuleh tulang when it is used as a protective charm (bone restoring leaf)
Indonesian: Anggerik Merpati (dove orchid); Anggerik Bawang (onion orchid); Bunga Angin (wind ﬂower)
Thai: Wai tamoi; Bua klang hoa; Sae phra in; Thiam ling; Dawk mai wai, Ueang Mali
Vietnamese: Tuyel mai
Indian name: Jivanti
The beautiful, fragrant, white Pigeon Orchid is found growing on trees in exposed places all over Malaysia and is extremely common on mature roadside trees in Singapore, even right in the heart of the city.
Phytochemistry: Alkaloids are present in D. crumenatum.
Herbal Usage: Juice from the crushed pseudobulbs, fresh, boiled or roasted, was dropped into the ear to treat pain caused by small abscesses, boils or other intractable swellings in the external ear (bunting telinga, Malay) in Malaysia and earache in Indonesia. A poultice made from the residue is applied around the external ear. This practice might be of Indian origin. Under the name Jivanti, it is also used for affections of the brain and nerves. Patients suffering from cholera are fed a conserve of the ﬂowers and leaves.
Dendrobium moschatum (Buch.–Ham.) Sw.
Thai name: Ueang Champa
Himalayan Dendrobium with a wide distribution from the foothills of northeast India, Bhutan and Nepal across Myanmar and Thailand to Laos, Vietnam and Yunnan Province in China.
Phytochemistry: Moscatin, a phenanthrene derivative, and moscatilin, a bibenzyl derivative, were isolated from the orchid. Moscatilin has cytotoxic effects on placenta, oesophagus, stomach, colon and lung cancer cells. It suppresses tumour angiogenesis and tumour growth. Moscatilin inhibits migration and metastasis of human breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231) in an animals. Studies with human liver cancer cells showed that markers associated with cell metastases were inhibited by moscatilin.
Herbal Usage: Juice from the leaves is squeezed into a painful ear in Meghalaya state. Numerous epiphytic orchids, including D. crumenatum, in Southeast Asia, are used in this manner, possibly reﬂecting the inﬂuence of a strong Indian culture drift in the past. Pseudobulbs are used to treat fractures and dislocations.
Other scent notes
Grass, Ivy leaf, cotton notes, green melon, Chamomile, Avocado, Cilantro