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Contains Scented Notes of:
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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Bulbophyllum Macranthum
Bulbophyllum Macranthum - Used in Oriental 2 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
This orchid is pollinated by flies, so the smell is designed to attract them. Most people find smell sweet. Some think of it as clove like. Few people complain that they find it irritating. The oil we extracted has hints of spices, but we do not find it irritating in any way. It can add a lot of value to an aftershave or EDT for men and also adds lot of character to a women's fragrance when used carefully.
This is another Orchid used by Singapore mints on their silver coin collection.
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
Gastrochilus formosanus (Hayata) Hayata
Chinese names: Taiwansong Lan (Taiwan pine orchid), Taiwannanchun Lan (Taiwan pocket lip orchid),
Taiwan Pengju Lan (Taiwan pot orchid), centipede orchid
This small epiphytic orchid has a long ﬂat stem. It occurs in Taiwan Fujian, Hubei and Shaanxi.
Herbal Usage: Whole plant is antipyretic, and is used for detoxiﬁcation.
Microtis unifolia (Forst.) Rchb. f.Syn. Microtis formosana Schltr. ex Masam
Chinese names: Jiuye Lan (garlic leaf orchid), Congye Lan (onion leaf orchid),
Chinese medicinal names: Shuangshencao (two-kidney grass); Zhuitaocao (drop peach grass); Yigencong (single piece onion grass); Chengtuocao (weight grass)
Maori name: Maikaika
Plants intended for medicinal use are collected from the wild in April and May, washed and dried.
Herbal Usage: The whole plant beneﬁts the spleen and kidneys, and removes gas and humidity. It is used to treat weak spleen, anorexia, discharges, weak kidneys, backache and pain from hernia. To prepare a decoction, 30–60 g of the fresh plant or 15–30 g of the dried product is used.
In Australia and New Zealand, the plant is eaten by Maori children during periods of stress.
Papilionanthe teres (Roxb.) Lindl. Syn Vanda teres Roxb.
Chinese names: Banghua Lan (stick ﬂower orchid), Jianyewandai Lan (sharp leaved ten-thousand-generation/Vanda orchid, Bangyewandai Lan (terete leaf Vanda orchid); Bangyeyu Lan (terete leaf jade orchid), Fengdie lan
Indian names: Chaitek Lei in Manipuri, cylindri- cal Vanda
Indonesia: Anggerik pensil; (Belgian): Potloodorchidee
Nepalese names: Harjor, Thurjo in Nepali, Harjor (Gurung)
Formerly known as Vanda teres, this is parent of a very important flower- i. e. Singapore’s national ﬂower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim.
It is distributed from the foothills of the Himalayas to Upper Myanmar, southern Yunnan, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand at 600 m, and has been cultivated as a garden plant for centuries.
Phytochemistry: Eucomic acid [(2R)-2- (p-hydroxybenzyl)malic acid)] and vandateroside II isolated from stems. This compounds oxidase activity and/or expression without enhancing cellular mitochondrial content in a human immortalized keratinocyte cell line (HaCaT). Decline in mitochondrial functions occurs with age and may be an underlying cause of age-related changes in the body.
Eucomic acid and one of its three glucopyranosyloxybenzyl eucomate derivatives (vandateroside II) are candidates as new natural ingredients for “anti-ageing” preparations to remedy age-related disorders such as skin aging.
The discovery of anti-ageing agents in P. teres are likely to lead to its incorporation in cosmetic preparations.
Herbal Usage: Stems and leaves are used to improve blood ﬂow and reduce swelling. A paste made from the plant is used to treat dislocated bones in Nepal. In northeastern India, leaf paste is also applied to the forehead to reduce fever. Tribal peoples tie a length of the orchid stem to their loin to protect themselves from coughs and colds.
Peristylus affinis (D.Don) Seidenf. syn. Peristylus sampsonii Hance
Chinese name: Xiaohuakuorui Lan (small ﬂower broad pistil orchid)
Description: Plant slender with flowering season from June to September.
Herbal Usage: Entire plant is used in Chinese medicine to clear heat and remove toxin. It is used in the treatment of nephritis, weak kidneys and backache.
Rhynchostylis retusa (L.) Blume
Common names: Fox Tail Orchid
Chinese name: Zuanhui Lan (drill beak orchid)
Indian names: Dronpadi Mala in Hindi, Seetechi veni (Gajaara), Panas koli (Konkani), Pumam (Orissa), Rasna (Arunachal Pradesh), Banda, Rasna (Uttarakahnd)
Bangladeshi names: Sita pushpa, Pumam, Parada mura
Thai name: Alyaret, Hang Kraro
Indonesian name: Angkrek Lilin in Sundanese and Malay (candle orchid)
Nepalese names: Ghoge gava, Thur in Nepali, Gam (Gurung) Chadephuul
It is a stout, tough, proliﬁc epiphyte which thrives in deciduous and dry evergreen forests. Plant grows well but does not ﬂower if it does not have a dry period. It has a wide distribution from Sri Lanka and India across Myanmar, south China, Thailand, Indochina and Malaysia to the Philippines. In Peninsular Malaysia, it occurs only in the northern states of Kelantan, Perlis, Kedah and Perak. It is common at low elevations in the Western Ghats.
Phytochemistry: A small amount of alkaloid (between 0.001 and 0.01 % dry weight)
Herbal Usage: In India, the fresh plant is used as an emollient. Leaves are used to treat rheumatism. Root of Pumam (R. retusa) mixed with leafy shoots of Pisum sativum (pea) is made into a paste which forms a remedy for bloody diarrhea among the primitive Dongria Kandha tribe of Orissa. A paste made with the leaves is used for wounds. Leaves are used to treat rheumatic disorders in Uttarakhand.
Roots (known locally as Rasna in Arunachal Pradesh) are used in a similar manner. Plant is used to manage asthma, tuberculosis, nervous twitching, cramps, infantile epilepsy, vertigo, palpitations, kidney stones and menstrual disorders.
Other scent notes
Top Notes of Nutmeg, Saffron; Middle of White Pepper, saffron, Amber, Vanilla, leather, Ambrette, Cardamom