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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Gymnadenia Conopsea
Gymnadenia Conopsea - Used in Fresh 7 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Gymnadenia conopsea, commonly known as the fragrant orchid, is a herbaceous plant belonging to the family Orchidaceae native to northern Europe. This is non-native to Singapore, but now is available. We added this to our collection because or its unbelievably good scent.
Its one of the most common medicinal orchid. Its Chinese name is shou shen (hand ginseng), Shouzhangshen (Palm ginseng), Foshoushen (Buddha hand ginseng), Zhangshen (palm ginseng); Japanese name is Tegata-chidori. Different oil extraction methods ended up in different oil constituency. Most methods pointed to 4 active ingredients- dactylorhins A and B, loroglossin and militarine. Interestingly no alkaloids were found.
It's been known to treat weakness, cough, breathlessness, bloody diarrhea, external injuries, and few other diseases.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Other scent notes
Sea Notes, Hyacinth, Rosemary, Arnica, Hay, Jatamansi