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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Laeliocattleya
Laeliocattleya - Used in Oriental 12 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
Laeliocattleya is a nothogenus of intergeneric orchid hybrids descended from the parental genera Laelia and Cattleya. It is abbreviated Lc. in the horticultural trade. This hybvrid is from Lc Mini Purple 'Blau' x (C intermedia x L perrinii) 'Blau'.
It has fragrant large blue flowers on a relatively compact plant. Flowers will have sepals and petals in varying intensity of blue with a darker blue lip.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Cypripedium japonicum Thunb.
Chinese name: Shanmaishao Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Shanziqi Japanese name: Kumagiso
The herb is said to dispel wind, remove toxins, moderate qi, improve blood cir- culation and relieve pain. It is used in the treat- ment of tertian malaria, menstrual irregularities, pain arising from physical injuries and pruritus.
Chinese Herbal Prescriptions include:
1. Tertian malaria- Pulverizse 1.5 g of roots for consumption with cold water 1 h before onset of symptoms.
2. pruritic rash - Boil whole plants to clean the skin
3. snake bite and low backache – Mix with wine to eat and also to apply
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 capillipes Rchb. f.
Chinese name: Duanbang Shihu
It is distributed from Nepal and Northeast India to Yunnan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia
Phytochemistry: Scoparone (6,7-dimetho xycoumarine) which is present in D. capillipes has vasodilatory effects on the rat aorta.
Phytohaemagglutinin stimulates white blood cells to undergo rapid replication and the process is used in the laboratory for chromosomal analysis. Scoparone suppressed the response of human mononuclear cells. Scoparone also stimulates dopamine biosynthesis by PC12 cells which are nerve cells from a pheochromocytoma (tumour) of the rat adrenal medulla. Dopamine is an important chemical messenger of the brain. Loss of dopamine-secreting cells in the brain is thought to be a cause of Parkinson’s disease.
Herbal Usage: It is used as shihu.
Dendrobium falconeri Hook.f. syn Dendrobium erythroglossum Hayata
Chinese names: Xinzhushihu (Xinzhu noble Dendrobium), Honglishihu (red crane Dendrobium); Chuanzhushihu (string Dendrobium), and in Taiwan: red oriole Dendrobium
Taiwanese name: Xin Zhu Shi Hu (new bamboo Dendrobium)
Thai Names: Ueang sai wisut, Rot rueang saeng, Ueang mieng, ueang ya phaet.
A magniﬁcent Dendrobium with pendulous, terete, long, slender, branched and knotted stems. D. falconeri reduced protein levels of migrating human lung cancer H460 cells in a dose- dependent manner.
Usage: TCM states that stem nourishes the yin elements, beneﬁts the stomach, stops thirst and relieves the feeling of heat, dry mouth and dry throat. It is used to treat people recovering from illness or who are suffering from anorexia.
Goodyera procera (Ker-Gawl.) Hook.
Chinese names: Tushagen (convex yarn root), Gaobanyelan (tall etched leaf orchid) Zhengxijiao (middle brook abaca/leaf), Zhengxi Lan (middle brook orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Shifengdan (stone wind pellet), Lanhuacao (orchid ﬂower herb)
Taiwanese names: Peng Sha Gen (borax root), Zheng Xi Jiao (straight stream leaf), Sui Hua
Ban Ye Lan (spiking etched leaf orchid)
It is an endangered species in India, but is widely distributed in Nepal, Bhutan, China and Hong Kong.
Usage: It “dispels wind, eliminates dampness, nourishes blood, relaxes muscles and tendons, removes numbness, and promotes recovery from hemiplegia”. The entire plant relieves rheumatism, relaxes the muscles, enlivens the blood, smooth the lungs, suppresses coughs and stops bleeding. It is used to treat tuberculosis, weak kidneys, backache, jaundice, asthma and traumatic injuries.
Gymnadenia orchidis Lindl. Syn. Gymnadenia conopsea (L.) R.Br. var. yunnanensis Schltr.
Chinese names: Shouzhangshen (name also refers to Gymnadenia crassinervis Finet). Xinanshoushen (southwest hand ginseng), Xinanshouzhangshen (southwest hand palm ginseng)
Indian names: Salam panja, Salam punja, Salep
Nepali names: Hati Jara; Panch aunle (“ﬁve ﬁngers”, referring to the root) in Nepali; Ongbu lakpa (Sherpa)
This terrestrial orchid is found in thickets and forests along valleys at altitudes of 2400–4000 m. A period of chilling stimulates seed germination, and green pod culture works well in vitro.
Herbal Usage: In India, salep is supposed to have aphrodisiac properties. Pseudobulb powder is applied to cuts and wounds in Nepal. A decoction of the pseudobulbs is taken three times a day, in moderation, to relieve stomach ache and liver or urinary disorders. It enjoys a wide application in Chinese herbal medicine, almost similar to that of ginseng. It is used to treat coughs caused by weak lungs, cure impotence and other forms of sexual dysfunction, discharge, traumatic injuries, thrombosis, chronic hepatitis and failure of lactation.
The scent is fragrant. It works very well in floral scent due to benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate, methyl eugenol, eugenol, elemicine, benzyl alcohol, cinnamic alcohol with trace amounts of phenylethylalcohol, phenylethylacetate and (Z)-3-hexenol.
Other scent notes
Ivy, lily of the valley, fresh hyacinth and wisteria