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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Lycaste Imschootiana
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
It derives its name from Greek anakamptein (to bend back). A dozen species are distributed in grasslands in the northern Iran, the Middle East and southern and central Europe. Tubers of Anacamptis are harvested to make salep, once thought to be an aphrodisiac and super-nutrient throughout Europe.
Chinese name: Baoye Lan
Nepali name: Gangdol
Common name: Heart shaped Brachycorythis
Brachycorythis is a genus of over 30 predominantly terrestrial orchids distributed in Africa and tropical Asia. The name is derived from the Greek brachy (short) and korys (helmet).
B. obcordata is distributed in India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. It ﬂowers June to August in Bangladesh; July to August in Nepal; July to September in Bhutan.
The root is an astringent, expectorant, antidiarrhoeal, with use as a tonic in Nepal. Boiled pseudobulbs are eaten as food. Leaves and shoots are also cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
Calanthe davidii Franch.
Chinese name: Jianyexiaji Lan (sword leaf prawn spine orchid) Changyegenjie Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Mayaqi (the name is shared with Calanthe alpina)
Description: Flowers are numerous, crowded, randomly orientated. It is distributed from India across southern China to Taiwan and southern Japan. It is probably seriously endangered or extinct in the Himalayas now.
Herbal Usage: Herb (Mayaqi) refers to both C. alpina and C. davidii. They are used in range of Chinese Herbal Medicine .
Calanthe discolor Lindl.
Chinese names: Xiaji Lan (prawn spine orchid)
Chinese medicinal names: Jiuzilianhuancao (nine united sons ﬂowering herb)—this name also refers to Calanthe tricarinata; zhu chuan zhu (string of beads); ye baiji (night white chicken); Roulainhuan (meat in circles); Jiujiechong (nine segment bug); Yichuanniuzi (string of buttons).
Phytochemistry: 4 compounds found in this orchid improve blood ﬂow through the skin and promoted hair growth. These are - calanthoside (indole, S,O-bisdesmoside), glucoindican, calaliukiueno-side, calaphenanthrenol. It also has tryptanthrin, indirubin, isatin and indicant.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Huadong (in Guangdong Province). It is used to dissolve extravasated blood and improve circulation. Entire plant, roots and stem are used to improve blood ﬂow, and to heal abscesses, scrofula, rheumatism, bone pain and traumatic injuries. It is also used to treat skin ulcers and haemorrhoids.
Cephalanthera falcata Lindl.
Chinese names: Jin Lan (gold orchid), Lianyetourui Lan (pistal above sickle leaf orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Jin Lan (gold orchid)
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan. The entire plant is anti heat, and relieves fever. It is used to treat sore throat and toothache.
Dendrobium moniliforme (L.) Sw. syn. Dendrobium candidum Wallich ex Lindl., Dendrobium wilsonii Rolfe
Chinese name: Shihu (Noble Orchid), Shilan (stone orchid), Xijingshihu (thin-stemmed Dendrobium), Xiaoshihu (small Dendrobium), Xiaohuancao (small whorled herb), Jizhua Lan (chicken claw orchid), Jingchacao Tongpi Lan (copper orchid), Tongpishihu (copper Dendrobium)
Medicinal names: Shihu, Huan cao (whorled herb), (gold hairpin grass), Erhuancao (ear- ring herb), Xicao (slender herb), Huangcao (yellow herb), Xihuancao (slender whorled herb), Xiaojingcha (small gold hairpin)
Taiwanese names: Bai Shi Hu (white Dendrobium), Shi Hu (medicinal Dendrobium), Jie Gu Cao (ﬁxing fracture Dendrobium)
Japanese name: Sekkoku
Korean name: Seok gok
It was developed into a highly desirable ornamental plant in Japan during the early part of the nineteenth century.
Phytochemistry: The most important compound isolated is denbinobin. Denbinobin has unique antitumour activity and is also effective against the AIDs virus. The second promising compound is moniliformedequinone which exerts potent cytotoxic activity against hormone-resistant prostate cancer cells in vitro. It induces cellular glutathione depletion leading to DNA damage response and cell-cycle arrest at S-phase (i.e. prevents cell multiplication) and a caspase cascade that culminates in apoptosis.
Medicinal materials from both wild and cultured D. candidum improved immunological function.
Herbal Usage: It is classic shihu and is the most expensive variety. In his list of 124 important medicinal plants in Chosen, Korea, Ishidoya included only a single orchid, D. moniliforme. The pseudobulb is used to correct body heat, haemoptysis, thirst, malaise, anorexia and to improve the body ﬂuids. Japa- nese and Korean herbalists use it to treat night sweats, weakness, anorexia, lumbago and impotence. It inhibits the release of histamine and aldose reductase.
Other scent notes
Blend of several spicy notes especially clove and black pepper with dash of orange