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Contains Scented Notes of following in various proportions:
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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Cochleanthes Discolor
Cochleanthes Discolor - Used in Oriental 2 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
Warm to cool growing epiphyte with a fan of leaves without pseudobulbs that loves humidity and good air movement, is found in Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. It has fragrant flower that appears from spring through the fall.
It's not native to Singapore, but we included for its scent of candy, cedar, pepper, camphor.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Aerides falcata Lindl.
Chinese name: Zhijia Lan
Thai names: Ueang Kulaab Krapao Perd
They smell so nice and work so well! A. falcata produces numerous sprays of extremely fragrant, white ﬂowers, about 30 to a spray. A. falcata is distributed throughout Thailand, Indochina and Myanmar, but not further south.
In Vietnam, it is fed to weak infants as a tonic. Its seeds are sprinkled on boils and other skin disorders to help heal the lesions.
Cleisostoma tenuifolium (L.) Garay
Common name: delicate leafed Cleisostoma
Old Malabarese name: Mau Tsjerou Maravara, Ambo keli; Kolli Tsjerou Mava-maravara, Abo-tia
Herbal Usage: It is used in western peninsular India to treat kidney disorders, leucorrhoea, gonorrhoea and scalds. Made into a poultice, Kolli Tsjerou Mava- maravara was used to reduce pain and swelling of abscesses and to promote their rupture. Plant was also blended in vinegar and administered to expel kidney stones, treat dysuria, gonorrhoea, other forms of white vaginal discharge and heavy menstrual loss.
Coelogyne cristata Lindl. Coelogyne speciosissmum D. Don
Chinese name: Beimu Lan (pearl shell orchid). Note that this name does not distinguish it from the preceding species.
Indian name: Hadjojen (bone joiner)
Nepali names: ban maiser, jhyanpate in Chepang dialect; chandi gabha (Nepali), syabal (Tamang)
Distributed throughout Nepal, Bhutan and north- ern India, Bangladesh, Tibet and Myanmar.
Phytochemistry: Ethanolic extract of cristata is strongly bacteriostatic against Staphylococcus aureus and moderately against Escherichia coli . Coelogin and coeloginin, and two novel 9,10-dihydrophenanthrene derivatives, coeloginanthridin and coeloginanthrin, were isolated from air-dried, ﬁnely-ground whole plant. 4 compounds possess the biological activities of phytoalexins and endogenous plant growth regulators. Modern research support the notion that the folk tradition of using C. cristata to treat fractured bones in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand may have a rational basis.
Herbal Usage: Hadjogen (means bone joiner)
is used in the Himalaya to treat fractured bones in animals. It is used to treat dysentery and diarrhoea in Myanmar. In Nepal an infusion of pseudobulbs is used to correct constipation. Nepalese also use this orchid as an aphrodisiac. Juice squeezed from the pseudobulbs is applied to boils and to wounds on the hooves of animals.
Coelogyne ovalis Lindl.
Chinese name: Changlinbeimu Lan
Indian name: Jeevanti
Phytochemistry: Lot of molecules are present, namely- 2,7-dihydroxy-3,4,6- trimethoxy-9,10-dihydrophenanthrene, coelogin, coeloginin, ﬂavidin, ﬂavidinin, batatasin III, imbricatin, beta-sitosterol and its glycoside and a new bibenzyl compound, 30-o-methylbatatasin III. Flavidin and coelogin showed spasmolytic activity. Flavidin produced 50% and 90% inhibition of barium chloride-induced spasm of the guinea pig.
Herbal Usage: It is known as Jeevanti which means ‘promoting life’, and in this respect it is used as a tonic. In Nepal, pseudobulbs are regarded as aphrodisiacs, hence the name Jeevanti. It is also used in western and southern India to treat coughs, urine infections and eye disorders.
Cymbidium devonianum Paxton
Chinese name: Fu Lan
Nepali name: Thir gava
Vietnamese name: Gam ngu sac
The species is distributed in Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, Yunnan, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam on mossy rocks and trees.
Herbal Usage: In Nepal, a paste of the root is applied on boils. Plant is decocted until it is reduced to half. The decoction is consumed in small amounts three times a day for coughs and colds.
Cymbidium goeringii (Rchb. f) Rchb. f.
Local names: Chun Lan (spring orchid), Riben Chun Lan (Japanese spring orchid), Diaolanhua (hanging orchid ﬂowers); Cao Lan(grass orchid); Shan Lan (mountain orchid); Shuangfeiyan (twin ﬂying sparrow)
Japanese: Hokuro (black seeds/age spots); Jiji- baba (grandpa and grandma)
C. goeringii is admired for its faint ﬂoral fragrance. This is constituted by a blend of methyl-cis(z)-dehydrojasmonate, (E) neroldol, 1,2,4-trimethoxybenzene, 1,2,3,5-tetramethox- ybenzene and other jasmonates.
It is widely distributed throughout most of China, Bhutan, India, Korea and Japan. ﬂowers from January to March and prefers stony habitats, shrubby slopes or sparse forests.
Phytochemistry: Cymbidine A, a monomeric peptidoglycan-related compound isolated from
C. goeringii, possesses diuretic and hypotensive activities. Gigantol isolated from whole plants exhibits inhibitory effects of LPS-induced nitric oxide and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production in macrophages. It is a potent inhibitor of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) and interleukin-6(IL-6) release, and it inﬂuences mRNA expression of these cytokines in a dose- dependent manner. These effects are produced through its ability to block nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) activation.
Herbal Usage: According to TCM, roots improve blood ﬂow, cool the blood and detox- ify. The herb is used to treat traumatic injuries, bleeding from such injuries, and fractures, clear heat in the lungs, and relieve coughs and sore throat, stop the production of blood streaked phlegm, and treat haematuria and rabies. The entire plant is used to treat fever, large round worm infestation (ascariasis), abdominal colic associated with worm infestation, poor health, weak kidneys, dizziness, backache, sweating and piles.
Other scent notes
Bergamot, Orange, Cognac, Nutmeg, Crushed Tobacco Leave and White Woods