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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Stanhopea Cirrhata
Stanhopea Cirrhata - Used in Fresh 9 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
There are approximately sixty species in the genus Stanhopea. They are mainly found growing on steep mountain sides, trees and rocks but there are also a few terrestrial species. Although some of these species grow near sea level, others are found at altitudes up to 5000 m. It has 2 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with several, inflated basal sheaths carrying small fragrant flowers for the genus and occuring in the fall.
Most people will state this as smells of Vicks. We would state this as a very usable fresh ingredient. Its amazing scent is complex, but one critical ingredient is 1,8-cineole.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Chinese name: Guangdongshidou Lan (Guangdong Province stone bean orchid)
A miniature Bulbophyllum that flowers from May to August. It thrives on rocks in forests of China, Hong Kong and Lantau Islands.
Pseudobulbs can be used fresh or steamed & powdered. The entire plant is used to treat coughs, reduce “heat”, clear “wind”, and convulsions in children. Taste is dry, bland and cold in nature. It releases heat, nourishe yin and relieves swelling. It is also used for rheumatism and arthritic pain, traumatic injuries and mastitis. For external use, pounded pseudobulbs are apply to affected parts. The Chinese Materia Medica advises that should be used with caution by people who have a “cold body”.
· densiﬂorol A
· plicatol B
· 3 dihydrodibenzoxepins: 7,8-dihydro-5-hydroxy-12,13- methylenedioxy- 11-methoxyldibenz[B,F]oxepin, ; 7,8-dihydro-3- hydroxy-12,13-methylenedioxy-11-methoxyldi- benz[B,F]oxepin, (1-3)
3 dihydro-benzoxepins have antitumor activities against HeLa and K562 human tumor cell lines. Dibenz [b,f]oxepin was found to be produced as a stress metabolite .
Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D. Don) Soo syn. Orchis latifolia Lindl.
Common name: Marsh Orchid
Chinese names: Kuanyehongmen Lan (broad leaf red door orchid), Hongmen Lan (red door orchid), Mengguhongmen Lan (Mongolian red door orchid), Zhanglie Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Hongmen Lan (red door orchid)
Indian names: Munjataka in Ayurveda, Panja, Salampanja, Salep, Salap (Hindi), Salap (Sanskrit), Salimpanja (Kashmir Himalaya), Hathazari (Uttarakhand)
Nepali names: Hathejadi is the common name; Lob, Panchaunle (Gurung), Panchaunle (Nepali), Ongu lakpa (Sherpa), dbang-po-lag (Tibetan), Wonglak (Amchi), Lovha (Kham), Airalu (Sanskrit)
Spanish name: Palma Christi
Herbal Usage: Rhizomes of D. hatagirea are a source of salep in Turkey. They are used as expectorant, tonic, astringent and nutrient in India. Tubers are eaten raw for their aphrodisiac properties in India. In Kashmir Himalaya, it is also used in the treatment of diabetes, chronic diarrhoea, dysentery, coughs, hoarseness of voice, paralysis, impotence, and during convalescence and to correct malnutrition.
In Uttarakhand and a paste made with tubers is applied on fractures.
In Nepal decoction of the root is taken for stomach ache. It was considered to be highly nutritious!
In Chinese herbal medicine, the entire plant is used as a cardiac stimulant. It is alleged to beneﬁt the kidney, stomach and spleen. It relieves thirst, improves appetite and is used to treat irregular menstruation, anaemia and dizziness.
Goodyera velutina Maxim syn. G. morrisonicola Hay.
Chinese names (in Taiwan): Niaozui Lan (Bird mouth orchid), Rongyebanye Lan (Velvet leaved etched leaf orchid)
Herbal usage: TCM states that the whole plant is antipyretic and detoxiﬁes, and that it enlivens the blood. It is also used as a painkiller. It is used to “moisten the lungs”, improve kidney qi and treat haematuria, to improve circulation, reduce swelling, remove toxins, treat tuberculous coughs, bronchitis, dizziness, vertigo, fainting spells, fatigue, neurasthenia, erectile dysfunction, trauma, arthritic pain, sore throat, mastitis, tuberculous lymphadenitis, snake bites and skin diseases presenting with swelling and ulcers.
Vanilla planifolia Jacks. ex Andrews
Thai names: Wanila (in Bangkok), Vanilla
It was introduced into cultivation in the French Reunion Island from Central America in 1817 by way of Mauritius because of the high content of vanillin in its large, ﬂeshy seedpods which have a length of up to 15 cm. Today, vanilla comes from many sources which include Central America, Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Indonesia, the Paciﬁc Islands, India (northeast India, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Naidu and Lakshadweep), the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Indochina and China. In its native Central America, it grows in damp forests up to 600 m. They are hand-pollinated in the Vanilla farms. The exported products are the vanilla pods which are variable in quality and contents from source to source as well as from batch to batch.
Fragrant Orchid: The major fragrance in vanilla pods is vanillin which accounts for about 2 % of the fermented fruit (range 1. 5–2.75 depending on provenance. However, vanillin is not present in newly harvested pods. It is formed during curing or fermentation when the precursor, non-volatile compound vanilloside (gluco-vanillin) undergoes beta-hydrolysis. Vanillin accounts for around 85 % of the volatile compounds. Another is p-hydroxybenzaldeyde (9 %), with p-hydroxybenzyl methyl ether accounting for 1 %
Phytochemistry: About 130 compounds have been isolated from natural vanilla. These are made up of phenols, phenol ethers, alcohols, carbonyl compounds acids, esters, lactones, aliphatic and aromatic carbon hydrates and heterocyclic compounds.
Herbal Usage: The whole plant is considered to have aphrodisiac value in India. The roots are used as a stimulant and to treat gonorrhea and dysuria, possibly resulting from the sexually transmitted disease.
Other scent notes
Salty marine notes, fresh rain, & hint of fresh strawberry & kiwi