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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:
Calanthe alismifolia Lindl. and Calanthe nigropuncticulata Fukuyama
Chinese names: Zexiexiaji Lan, Xidiangenjie Lan
Taiwan: black- spotted Calanthe; white ﬂower Calanthe
Chinese medicinal name: Zongyeqi
Plants are harvested in summer and autumn, washed clean and sun-dried for future use. For consumption, decoction is made with 6–12 g of the whole dried plant. The herb is acrid, bitter and considered cool in nature. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the whole plant is considered antipyretic. It is believed to detoxify, remove gas, reduce stasis of blood and reduce swellings. It also improves blood circulation, and heals ulcers and traumatic injuries.
Calanthe vestita Wall ex Lindl.
Thai name: Khao Malila
Myanmar name: Thazin gyi ahphyu
Herbal Usage: It reduces stasis of blood, improves blood circulation and detoxiﬁes. In Chinese herbal medicine, it is used for swellings of different kinds- aetiology, abscess, trauma, arthritis, and painful joints. Wine fortiﬁed by the roots of some Calanthe species was reportedly used in China to treat traumatic injuries and internal bleeding. In Southeast Asia is used in Vietnam to treat rheumatism. Ayervedic use it to treat rheumatism, backache and trauma. In Amboin, the root of C. triplicata is a component of a remedy for swollen hands. In Sumatra, its ﬂowers are used to relieve pain from dental caries.
Phytochemistry: Leaves of C. vestita contain ﬂavone C-glycosides.
Herbal Usage: In Vietnam, crushed bulbs are rubbed over aching bones of people suffering from rheumatism. Six bacterial strains belonging to the genera Athrobacter, Bacillus, Mycobacterium and Pseudomonas have been isolated from the roots.
Calanthe has two great benefits
1- a hair-restoring property, and
2- a possible anticancer agent.
Calanthoside, glucoindican, calaliukiuenoside and calaphenanthrenol present improved blood ﬂow through the skin and promoted hair growth. Calanquinone A from C. arisanensis exhibited potent antitumour activity against lung (A549), prostate (PC-3 and DU145), colon (HCT-8), breast (MCF7), nasopharyngeal (KB) and vincristine-resistant nasopharyngeal (KB-VIN) cancer cell lines. Calanquinone A induces s-phase arrest and apo- ptosis of glioblastoma (brain tumour) cell types A172, T98 and U87 by decreasing cellular glutathione.
It also contains other calanquinones (B and C). Four new 9,10- dihydrophenanthrenes, calanhydroquinones A, B, C and calanphenanthrene A, and several other known compounds
Coelogyne cristata Lindl. Coelogyne speciosissmum D. Don
Chinese name: Beimu Lan (pearl shell orchid). Note that this name does not distinguish it from the preceding species.
Indian name: Hadjojen (bone joiner)
Nepali names: ban maiser, jhyanpate in Chepang dialect; chandi gabha (Nepali), syabal (Tamang)
Distributed throughout Nepal, Bhutan and north- ern India, Bangladesh, Tibet and Myanmar.
Phytochemistry: Ethanolic extract of cristata is strongly bacteriostatic against Staphylococcus aureus and moderately against Escherichia coli . Coelogin and coeloginin, and two novel 9,10-dihydrophenanthrene derivatives, coeloginanthridin and coeloginanthrin, were isolated from air-dried, ﬁnely-ground whole plant. 4 compounds possess the biological activities of phytoalexins and endogenous plant growth regulators. Modern research support the notion that the folk tradition of using C. cristata to treat fractured bones in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand may have a rational basis.
Herbal Usage: Hadjogen (means bone joiner)
is used in the Himalaya to treat fractured bones in animals. It is used to treat dysentery and diarrhoea in Myanmar. In Nepal an infusion of pseudobulbs is used to correct constipation. Nepalese also use this orchid as an aphrodisiac. Juice squeezed from the pseudobulbs is applied to boils and to wounds on the hooves of animals.
Other scent notes
Sea Notes, Hyacinth, Rosemary, Arnica, Hay, Jatamansi