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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Catasetum Roseum
Catasetum Roseum - Used in Fresh 3 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
Native to Michoacan and Oaxaca states of Mexico on the Pacific slope in oak forests or tropical deciduous forests at elevations around 500 to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing, deciduous leafed epiphyte. They bloom in the early winter on a short to 12 cm racemose inflorescence carrying several, campanulate, fragrant flowers.
Its not native to Singapore, but now is found all over the globe due to its aesthetic appeal and brilliant odor. Primary reason for it's scent ir presence of chemical Methyl cinnimate in the flower.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Luisia hancockii Rolfe
Chinese name: Xianyechaizigu, Qianyechaizigu (slim leaf hairpin)
It is an endemic, terete, monopodial orchid which occurs as an epiphyte on trees in sparse woods.
Herbal Usage: Entire plant is used to clear gas and phlegm, remove toxins and reduce swelling. The herb comes from Zhejiang Province.
Platanthera ussuriensis (Regel) Maxim. syn. Tulotis ussuriensis (Regel) Hara
Chinese names: Xiaohuaqingting Lan (small ﬂower dragonﬂy orchid), Fengchun Lan (rich spring orchid), Dongyashechun Lan
Chinese medicinal names: Banchunlian
Japanese name: Tombo-so
Herb is obtained from Jilin, Hebei, Xinjiang, Shanxi, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei and Sichuan.
Herbal Usage: The root is used for removing toxin, and in the treatment of swellings, abscesses and other inﬂammatory conditions, traumatic injury and thrush.
Fragrant Orchid: Leaves emit their scent at night. They contain ﬂavonol and ﬂavone C-glucosides, quercetin and kaempferol, respectively. Flowers have nice sweet scent which is attributed to methyl benzoate, methyl salicylate, linalool and E-ocimene.
Pholidota imbricata Hook. f.
Chinese name: Subaoshixiantao
Sri Lankan name: Necklace Orchid
Nepal name: Syalamba, Timyuno (in Tamang)
Papua New Guinea: Necklace orchid
It has creeping rhizome, tightly spaced, broadly ovoid-conical pseudobulbs and is found on trees and karst formations at 1000–2700 m from southwest Sichuan, Yunnan and eastern Xizang in China through the Himalayas to Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and Australia. In Sri Lanka, it is a common epiphyte on trees and rocks in moist areas up to 1200 m.
Phytochemistry: A 9,10-dihydrophenanthre derivative (imbricatin) was isolated. Imbricatin is a phytoalexin which is bacteriostatic. Coelonin was also isolated.
Herbal Usage: On the Malabar Coast of India, crushed roots are applied on the head, or the entire plant applied to the soles, to relieve fever.
A poultice made from the entire plant is applied to the loins to facilitate childbirth, induce menstrual ﬂow and diuresis. The fruit was used as a sedative. Both fruit and pseudobulbs were used to treat ulcers. The plant is also used to prepare a tonic. Also used for rheumatic pain. In Nepal, juice from pseudobulbs is applied to boils, or over the navel to relieve navel, abdominal and rheumatic pain. Leaves and roots are made into a paste for treating fractures in Bangladesh.
Vanda tessellata (Roxb.) Hook. ex G. Don Vanda roxburghii R. Br.
Sri Lankan names: Anuradhapura Orchid, Grey Orchid, Rat-tha, Arattha, Rasni
Indian names: Naguli (Tamil), Banki (Orissa), Nai (Bengal), Bandanike (Canaarese), Banda, Nai, Perasara, Persara, Vanda, San, Alisara (Hindi), Atirasa, Bhujangakshi, Chhatraki, Dronagandhika, Elaparni, Gandhanakuli, Muktarasa, Nakuleshta, Nakuli, Palankapa, Rasadhya, Rasana, Rasya, Sarpagandha, Shreyasi, Suggandha, Sugandhimula, Surasa, Suvaha, Vandaka, Vriksharuha, Yuktarasa (Sanskrit), Darebanki (Santal), Chittiveduri, Kanapabadanika, Mardaru, Vadanika (Tel- ugu), Banda (Urdu), Knapachettu (Madras Presidency in 1933), Jarakindu, Japa (Madhya Pradesh), Ippa vajrnika (Gonds of Andra Pradesh), Vandekigidda (Karnataka), Maravazha (Kerala)
Indian medicinal names: Rasna in Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Bengal and Mumbai. However, Rasna refers more commonly to Pluchea lanceolata which is not an orchid. Rasha (Unani)
Nepalese names: Parajiva, Rasna
Arabic name: Kharkittan
Persian name: Zanjabeel-e-shami
Thai name: Ueang sam poi India (in Chiang Mai), Ueang suea lek (in Bangkok)
It is a robust, lowland, epiphytic orchid. It occurs in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, and Myanmar close to human habitation. It has a wide tolerance for sunlight, (27–93 % sunlight), high temperatures (26–31 oC) and low relative humidity (31–44 %).
Phytochemistry: It contains alkaloids, tannins, resin, saponin, beta and gamma sitosterols, fatty oil and colouring agents. An extract of the entire plant produced an anti-acetylcholine and anti-arthritic effect on rats. It contains two anti-inﬂammatory compounds, hepcosame (C27 H56) and octacosonol (C28 H58 O). Tessallatin, a phenanthropyran, was isolated from V. tessallata.
Herbal Usage: This orchid medication is mentioned by ancient Sanskrit writers under the names Rasna (or Raasnaa- the ancient “anti-ageing” tonic and Gandhanakul) which are said to be bitter, aromatic and useful for rheumatism.
Rasna was used to treat nervous disorders, rheu- matism and scorpion stings. It was a popular prescription for rheumatism. A liquid extract or syrup prepared from the orchid was used to treat dyspeptic conditions, bronchial affections and rheumatic fever in India. Ear drops are prepared from the roots. The whole plant is used to treat fractures, and roots as a female contraceptive. Leaves are thought to be capable of preventing wounds from developing into purulent sores. Leaves are also used to treat tearing and earache, the latter either by itself or in combination with the aerial roots and neem oil. It was used by herbalists to treat secondary syphilis and for snake and scorpion bites.
The Dongria Kandha tribe of the Niyamgiri Hills of southwest Orissa uses a decoction of the root in honey for the treatment of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases.
Fragrant Orchid: strong ﬂoral scent of V. tessellata is because of linalool (23 %), methyl benzoate (61.5 %), cinnamic aldehyde (%.1 %) and methyl cinnamate (4.6 %). It has lot of traces molecules, such as benzyl acetate, alpha-ionone, 3-phenylpropanal, p-cresol and indole. Fragrance of V. tessellata is transmitted to its F1 and F2 progeny in hybrids made with other species of Vanda. Roots of V. tessellata are also fragrant.
Other scent notes
Fresh, Clean mint leaves, Aqua, Lotus, Bergamot, Green melon, Spearmint, Berries and Peach