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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Catasetum Integerrimum
Catasetum Integerrimum - Used in Oriental 1 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
An Orchid with spicy scent and found from Mexico & Central America. We included this for its scent and unique features. There usually are 3 to 10 fleshy, fragrant flowers that do not open well. The flowers can be male, female or hermaphroditic.
Flowers look like monks wearing cowls.
They have the capability of ejecting their pollina from the male flower, up to 8 feet with the purpose of depositing it on an insects back that is rummaging around the flower.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Malay Names: Anggerek darat, Sakat Ubat Kepialu, Pemolek
The name is derived from Greek acris (locust) and opsis (resembling). They are common in low- land forests and on roadside trees throughout Southeast Asia.
Ants often build gardens around its pseudobulbs, because lipids on the seed coats of the orchid attract ants that assist in their dispersal.
A decoction of the leaves and roots was used as an antipyretic in Malaya (Ridley 1907; - Head of Singapore Botanical Garden and Burkill 1935). In Indonesia, juice from the pseudobulbs was dropped into the ear to cure earache or tinnitus, and pulverised pseudobulb was plastered on the head or abdomen to treat fever and hypertension. Roots are used for treating rheumatism in the Western Ghats in India.
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
· Quercetin-7-o-beta-D-(600-o-(trans-feruloyl))- glucopyranoside (compound 1)
· 8-C-p-hydroxybenzylquercetin (compound 2)
· Isorhamnetin-7-0-beta-D-glucopyranoside (compound 3)
· Isorhamnetin-3-0-beta-D-glycopyranoside (compound 4)
· Kaempferol-3-0-beta-D-glucopyranoside (compound 5)
· Kaempferol-7-0-beta-D-glucopyranoside (compound 6)
· 5-hydroxy-30,40,7-trimethoxyﬂavonol-3-0-beta-D- rutinoside (compound 7)
· Isorhamnetin-3-0-beta-D-rutinoside (compound 8)
Scientist in Tokyo further found that wild A. formosanus grown contained ten compounds including kinsenoside, which has hepato-protective properties.
· Beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(3R)-hydroxybutanolide (I)
· Stearic acid (II)
· Palmatic acid (III),
· betasitosterol (IV)
· Succinic acid (V)
· p-hydroxybenzaldehye VI)
· daucosterol (VII)
· methyl 4 beta glucopyranosyl-hutanoate (VIII)
· p-hydroxy cinnamic acid (IX)
0-hydroxy phenol (X)
Cremastra appendiculata (D. Don) Makino Syn. Crematra variabilis (Blume) Nakai; Cym- bidium wallichiana Lindl.
Chinese name: Mabian Lan (horse whip orchid), Dujuan Lan (Azalea orchid); Shancigu (kind mountain lady), Maocigu (kind furry lady), Sandangu (three layer hoop)
Japanese: Sai-hai ran (purple orchid standard),
Korean: Sanjago, Yaknancho
Medicinal names: The Chinese Shancigu also refers to Pleione bulbocoides. It is Sanjiko in Japanese, and Sanjago in Korean. Their similarity denotes an ancient common origin.
Phytochemistry: It has 5,7-dihydroxy-3-(3-hydroxy- 4-methioxybenzyl)-6-methoxychroman-4-one is the homoisoﬂavanone that inhibits basic ﬁbroblast growth factor. It also inhibits inﬂammatory and allergic response in mast cells, and ultraviolet beam-induced skin inﬂammation by reducing cyclooxidagenase-2-expression and NF-kappa B nuclear localization. Tyrosine is the enzyme that promotes melanin formation, darkening of skin and UV protection.
Scientists isolated several compounds , some of which can be used in cancer treatment.
Herbal Usage: It was ﬁrst listed as a medicinal herb in Chen Can Qi’s Ben Cao Shi Yi (Omissions from the Medica Medica) compiled around 720 AD, during the Tang Dynasty. Stem was used to treat impotence, tuberculosis, fever, frostbite, snake bites and poisoning in general. It was also used to treat abscesses and swellings. Paste made with the pseudobulb was spread over a boil to heal it. In Japan, the Ainu chew on a pseudobulb of
C. appendiculata to relieve a toothache. They also use it to treat snake bites and insect bites
Cymbidium hookerianum Rchb. f.
Chinese name: Hutou Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Hutou Lan
It ﬂowers from February to May in Bhutan; January to April in China.
Herbal Usage: Seeds are applied on cuts and injuries as a haemostatic in India. The Chinese herb which consists of the whole plant obtained from Yunnan is used to treat fractures and traumatic soft tissue injuries.
Habenaria dentata (Sw.) Schltr.
Chinese names: Emaoyufeng Hua (feather jade phoenix ﬂower), Baifeng Lan (white phoenix orchid), Dalucao (large heron grass), Yufeng Lan (jade phoenix), Dongpuyufeng Lan (Dongpu ﬂaked teeth heron orchid); Dongfubaifeng Lan (Dongpu white phoenix/ white heron/phoenix orchid); Chipianlu Lan; Emaoyufenghua (goose-feather jade blossom) Chinese medicinal names: Shuangshenzi (two kidney son); Baihuacao (white ﬂower herb); Tianaebaodan (swan carrying an egg); Yufenghuagen (jade-phoenix-ﬂower root);
Duiduishen (double ginseng)
Taiwanese name: Bai Feng Lan (White phoenix orchid)
Thai names: Naang Oua Noi, Nang ua noi
It has a wide distribution that extends from the Ryukyu Islands of Japan to Taiwan and Hong Kong across southern in Fujian, Guangdong, Hong Kong, Guizhou and Yunnan to the Philippines, Indonesia, Indochina, Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal and Himalayan India.
Plants for medicinal use are collected in autumn.
Herbal Usage: CTM mentions that stems “beneﬁt the lungs and kidneys” and are diuretic, anti-inﬂammatory and can detoxify. Stems are used to treat weak kidneys, impotence, stomach ache, orchitis, dysuria, swollen kidneys, carbuncles and coughs caused by tuberculosis.
Other scent notes
French verbena lemon, Florentine iris and violet leaves, Mysore sandalwood and ambergris