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Contains Scented Notes of following in various proportions:
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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Gymnadenia Densiflora
Gymnadenia Densiflora - Used in Fresh 8 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
It's a variation on the above Orchid and hence they look very similar and has a similar name- Marsh fragrant orchid. But the scent is very different and worth the collection.
There are two other varieties- Chalk Fragrant-orchid and Heath Fragrant-orchid are more difficult to tell apart. They are aso amazing to smell, but we do not keep them in stock.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Anoectochilus formosanus Hayata
Chinese names: Jinxian Lan (gold thread orchid); Benshanshisong (mountain stone pine), Jinqianzicao (golden currency notes baby grass), Shucan Lian (tree and grass lotus), Yaowang (King of Medicine); Yaofu (strong medicine), Wusen, Taiwan jewel orchid. In Taiwanese (Hokien dialect): Kim soa lian (gold thread lotus), Kim chi a chha (gold streaked herb), Oa ke chahau (black herb)
A. formosanus is found throughout Taiwan in primeval forests or in bamboo stands at 500–1500 m, and in the Ryukyu Islands. The entire plant is used in TCM for cooling the blood, to smooth the liver, as an antipyretic and for detoxiﬁcation. It is also used to treat tuberculosis diabetes, bronchitis, kidney infection, bladder infections, cramps, snake bites and stomach ache. The entire plant is used for treating pain at the waist and knee, numbness, haematemesis, nocturnal emission, nephritis, vaginal discharge and convulsions affecting children.
Scientists in China found 8 compounds in Orchid, with their own benefits
Scientist in Tokyo further found that wild A. formosanus grown contained ten compounds including kinsenoside, which has hepato-protective properties.
Calanthe densiflora Lindl.
Chinese name: Zhuyegenjie Lan (bamboo leaf segmented root orchid), Mihuaxiaji Lan (prawn spine ﬂower orchid)
It is a terrestrial herb found in shaded hardwood forests of southern Himalayas, China, Indochina and Japan. In Taiwan, it is found below 1500 m throughout the island. It is the last Calanthe to ﬂower in Taiwan, ﬂowering from October to December.
Herbal Usage: Taiwanese Chinese Herbal uses whole plant to improve blood circulation, and reduce stasis of blood and swellings. It is also used to remove gas and humidity and to treat rheumatism, backache, pain affecting the lower limbs, running sores and traumatic injuries.
Coelogyne corymbosa Lindl. syn Pleione corymbosa (Lindl) Kuntze
Chinese name: Yanbanbeimu Lan (eye spotted pearl shell orchid), Beimu Lan (pearl shell orchid), Zhixueguo (haemostatic fruit); Shibajiao (stone palm leaves); Duiyeguo (fruit with a pair of leaves); Xiaoluji (small green Chinese elder)
Chinese medicinal name: Beimu Lan (pearl shell orchid); Guoshangye (leaves above the fruit)
Newari name: Tuyu kenbu swan
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Yunnan and Xizang. It may be collected at any time of the year. Pseudobulbs or entire plant are used to treat fractures and soft tissue injuries. The herb is used as a haemostatic and to relieve pain. It reduces heat, stops coughs, and is taken for coughs, ﬂu and bronchitis. Four common prescriptions are:
For bronchitis, ﬂu - entire plant can be used. 15–30 g in decoction
For soft tissue injuries- Use sheaths from base of pseudobulbs. Apply as powder or paste externally.
Fractures- Grind Coelogyne corymbosa 100 g with Pteris multiﬁdapoir 1 g. Apply to site of fracture after reduction and splinting. Then add Man Shan Xiang powder to wound directly and apply another layer of the mixture. Change medicine daily or on alternate days
Bleeding from external wounds- Apply powdered, or a paste of grounded, fresh Coelogyme corymbosa to the wound
Cypripedium tibeticum King ex Rolfe syn. Cypripedium corrugatum Franch.
Chinese name: Xizang Zhuolan (Tibetan scoop orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Wugongqi; Zhoushao Lan (crepe spoon orchid)
It ﬂowers from May to August in open forests and on grassy or rocky slopes.
Herbal Usage: Herb is collected from Yunnan. Roots of C. tibeticum are thought to be anti-inﬂammatory and capable of preventing pain. They are used to increase urine output, relieve painful swellings, or to improve blood circulation and to treat menstrual disorders.
Phytochemistry : Cypripediums are attracting lot of attention from taxonomists, gardeners and biochemists. Cypripedium has been used medicinally in western medicine in Europe and in North America. Many Cypripedium species are distributed in North America, and American Indians used roots of C.s as sedatives and antispasmodics. In US, the extract was used to treat nerve disorders and sometimes used as an aphrodisiac.
Historically, in India, there is a similar usage, to treat such disorders of the nervous system as hysteria, spasms, ﬁts, madness and epilepsy. Chinese herbalists use it to treat malaria.
Other scent notes
Cactus, Ivy, Tobacco leaf, Sage, Vine, Tobacco, Ginkgo, Violet leaf, Juniper, Wintergreen, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus