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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Brassolaeliocattleya
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Cyrtosia septentrionalis (Rchb. f.) Garay
Syn. Galeola septentrionalis Rchb. f. Chinese name: Xue hong rou guo lan
Chinese medicinal name: Shanshanhu
Japanese name: Tsuchi-akebi, Dutuusoo
In the shaded and sparse understory of forests where this orchid grows, insect pollinators are limited. Hence, the orchid has adapted and has an effective self-pollinating system.
Phytochemistry: Several glycosides amd 8 phenolic derivatives were isolated. These are-
1- 2,4-bis(4-hydroxybenzyl) phenol
2- Bis[4(beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-benzyl](S)- (-)-2-isopropylmalate
3- Bis[4-(beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy)benzyl](S)- (-)-2-sec-butylmalate
7- 4-(beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy)benzyl alcohol or gastrodin
8- 5-methoxy-3-(2-[phenyl-E-ethenyl)-2,4-bis (4-hydroxybenzyl)phenol
Herbal Usage: It's used to treat stiffness or spasm of the muscles. Paste made with the whole plant and vegetable oil is used for sores and fungal infection of the skin with ulceration; and fruit with liquorice and prepared in decoction for treating gonorrhea. Decoction of the root of Galeola septentrionalis was formerly used in Japan to treat gonorrhoea. Ash produced by burning the plant was used as a hair tonic for diseases of the scalp.
Dendrobium aduncum Lindl. Syn D. scorianum W. W. Smith, D. faulhaberianum Schltr.
Chinese names: Gouzhuangshihu (noble hook Dendrobium), Huangcaoshihu (yellow herbal Dendrobium); Dahuangcao (large yellow herbal Dendrobium); Honglancao (red orchid herb); Jishengcao (parasitic herb)
It is widely distributed from the Himalayan foothills to Kwangtung Province and Hong Kong, Lantau and Hainan Islands in southern China, southwards into Myanmar, northern Thailand and Vietnam.
Herbal Usage: as Shihu. The stem is nourishing and promotes vitality. Antipyretic, it also beneﬁts the stomach and stops thirst. It is commonly used to help patients who are weak because of illness, and those who have a poor appetite.
Dendrobium devonianum Paxton D. pulchellum Lindl.
Chinese name: Chiban Shihu (teeth pedal Dendrobium)
Thai names: Miang; Ueang sai man pra in, Ueang sai pha kang, Ueang sai luat
Flowers appear in April or May and last a fortnight.
Phytochemistry: Two out of nine compounds isolated from D. devonianum, possessed antioxidant activity.
The orchid also contained a unique ﬂavonol glycoside, 5-hydroxy-3-methixy-ﬂavone-7-O-[beta-D- apiosyl-(1–6)]-beta-D-glucoside.
Herbal Usage: As for Shihu. In Nepal, pulp of the pseudobulb is applied to boils and pimples to encourage healing.
Dendrobium lohohense Tang & F.T.Wang
Chinese name: Luohe Shihu (Luo River Dendrobium)
Japanese herbal name: Chukanso
Shihunine present in this plant is used by shamans of the Amazonian Basin in their rituals.
Shihunine rapidly and almost totally converts into betaine. Betaine is found in dietary supplements. Physicians sometimes prescribe it, together with vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid, for people who have high levels of homocysteine in their blood, because this increases the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. However, this does not mean that consuming D. lohoense will help to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Herbal Usage: Plants are collected and used in Chinese medicine, as shihu.
Dendrobium plicatile Lindl. syn. Flickingeria ﬁmbriata (Blume) A.D. Hawkes; Dendrobium macraei Lindl.,
Indian Names: Jibai, Jibanti in Bengal, Jivanti, Radarudi, Wajhanti (Gujerati), Jiban, Joivanti, Sag (Hindi), Jivanti (Marathi), Bhadra, Jiva, Jivabhadra, Jivada, Jivani, Jivaniya, Jivanti, Jivapatri, Jivapushpi, Jivavardhini, Jivarisha, Jivdatri, Jivya, Kanjika, Kshurajiva, Madhushvasa, Madhusrava, Mangalya, Mrigaratika, Payaswini, Praanada, Putrabhadra, Ratangi, Shakashreshtha, Shashashimbika, Shringati, Srava, Sukhankari, Supringala, Yashaskari, Yashasya (Sanskrit), Saka (in Orissa), pourusha rathna or purusha ratana (Kan- nada), Swarn (Uttar Pradesh)
Ayurvedic name: Jeewanti in Sarangadhara Sanghita.
Sri Lankan name: Jata makuta
Chinese name: Liusu Jin Shihu (Tassels gold Dendrobium)
Chinese medicinal name: Youguashihu
In the markets of Bombay, it is known as ruttun- purush and sold at a high price. But it is not an attractive plant. It has creepy rhizomes with long, branching pseudobulbs, bearing insigniﬁcant, white ﬂowers that barely last a day.
Phytochemistry: Plant contains an alkaloid, 3 phenanthrenes 5 phenenthrenes, lusianthrin, erianthridin, ephemernthroquinone, a dimethox- ydihydrophenanthrene (related to nudol and showing high cytotoxicity, smooth muscle relaxing effect on the intestine and blood vessels). Plicatol B has anti-coagulant activity.
Many compounds showed antioxidant activity.
Herbal Usage: Sanskrit writers described the plant as cold, mucilaginous and light. Besides being a tonic, the orchid is used as a remedy for disorders of the bile, blood and phlegm. It is commonly used in decoctions with other plants possessing similar properties. The fruit is considered aphrodisiac. It is used in Rasayana therapy and sold as Jibanti in West Bengal.
In the Sushruta, it is a constituent of the local remedy for snake and scorpion bites, but that may not be true.
In Sri Lanka, ancient writers called it Jeevaniya (supporting life) and saaka shreshtha (best of herbs).
Other scent notes
Ivy, Tobacco leaf, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Sage, Vine, Tobacco, Ginkgo, Violet leaf, Juniper, Wintergreen