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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Laeliocattleya Twilight Song
Laeliocattleya Twilight Song - Used in Oriental 10 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
One of our favorite orchids in bloom.
This is the blue form of this primary hybrid. Large fragrant flowers the best of which will have pale blue lavender petals and sepals with a darker blue lavender lip heavily veined in dark blue. Laeliocattleya Twilight Song is an orchid hybrid originated by Stewart Inc. in 1974. It is a cross of C. walkeriana x L. anceps. It is considered a "primary hybrid" because it is a cross between two species.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Chinese names: Huanghuawuzhu Lan (yellow ﬂower no pillar orchid)
It's found on grassy slopes above 2300–4400 m in western Sichuan and Southwestern Yunnan. Unfortunately, it is on the 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
This can be substituted by Amitostigma pinguicula as the usage is same.
Chinese names: Taiwanbaiji (Taiwan Baiji), hyacinth orchid, Chinese ground orchid, white rhizome orchid, Xiao Baiji (Small Baiji)
Japanese name: Shi-ran (purple orchid)
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) uses the stems to strengthen the lungs, stop bleeding and reduce swelling. It is also used to treat patients suffering from tuberculous cough, bronchiectasis, bleeding peptic ulcers and nose-bleed. In India, scrapings of the stem are applied to treat cracks on the heel.
What makes it medicinal?- 12 dihydrophenanthrenes including blestriarene B have antimicrobial effects on two pathogenic bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, a common cause of skin infections, and Streptococcus mutans, which causes dental decay.
Cymbidium kanran Makino
Local Name: Han lan (frigid Cymbidium orchid), winter orchid, Cao Lan (grass orchid)
This magniﬁcent species enjoys much popu- larity among Chinese growers on account of its elegant form and strong fragrance. It ﬂowers from August to January but mostly in December and January.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Huadong, Huanan and Yunnan. Chinese herbalists employ the entire plant to “purify the heart”, smooth the lungs, or to stop coughs and asthma. Roots are used for treating gastroenteritis and ascariasis.
Cypripedium himalaicum Rolfe
Chinese name: Xiaezhuo Lan (narrow calyx spoon orchid), Gaoshanshao Lan
Nepali name: Khujukpa
It has uneven broadly elliptic leaves and fragrant ﬂowers with lips. Flowering season is June to August in Nepal, June to July in China. It is widely distributed from the western Himalayas through Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Tibet and northern Burma.
It is used in CHM to treat female infertility, hernia and pain at the waist in women. In Nepal, juice extracted from fresh plants or a drink made with dried plants are used. It is also used to treat difﬁculty in passing urine, urinary stones, heart and lung disease and coughs.
Dendrobium nobile Lindl. Syn Dendrobium lindleyanum Griff., D. coerulescens Lindl., D. formosanum Rchb. f.
Chinese names: Jinchashihu (gold hairpin Dendrobium), Meihuashihu (pretty ﬂowered Dendrobium), Chunshihu (spring Dendrobium), Yunnanshihu (Yunnan Dendrobium), Diaolanhua (hanging orchid), Bianjincha (ﬂat golden hairpin), Xiaohuangcao (small yellow herb); Dahuangcao (big yellow herb—its name in Guizhou Province); shek huk in Hong Kong.
Japanese name: Koki-sekkoku
Korean name: Go gwi seok gok
Vietnamese names: Thach hoc, Kim thoa thach hoc, Hoang thao, kep thao, hoang thao cang ga, phi diep kep, co vang sao, se kep
Thai names: Ueang Gao Giew, Ueang Khao kiu
It is an attractive, deciduous epiphyte that grows on trees in sparse forests. Dendroﬂorin, a molecule found in this orchid, triggers embryonic lung ﬁbroblasts in the G1 phase to enter the S phase and thereby it beneﬁts cell proliferation. It supports ROS degradation.
It has large number of sesquiterpenoids. Dendrobine has a slight pain relieving and antipyretic action but it is weaker than standard over-the counter (OTC) painkillers and fever remedies. It raises blood sugar levels, and in large doses it diminishes cardiac activity, lowers blood pressure, suppresses respiration, inhibits rabbit intestinal contractions and contracts isolated guinea pig uterus. It selectively inhibits insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in endothelial cells of human umbilical cord. It inhibits HIV-1 replication through an NF- kappaB-dependent pathway.
Moscatilin has potential antimutagenic activity. Ephemeranthol A is a potent inhibitor of nitric oxide and pro-inﬂammatory cytokine production.
Herbal Usage: It is the dominant species of shihu. Chinese herbal texts state that the pseudobulb beneﬁts the stomach, encourages secretion of body liquids, and reinforces the yin element. It is used to alleviate dehydration, thirst and poor vision and to hasten recovery after an illness.
The medicinal preparation is known as Sek koku in Japan where it is used to treat fever, loss of appetite with nausea and lumbago. The Korean name is Seok gok and its used to treat night-sweat.
The World Health Organization (WHO), in its publication, Medicinal Plants of China, selected D. nobile 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
Aqua, lotus, Oud, Oak, Musk, Bergamot, green melon, spearmint, berries and peach