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Contains Scented Notes of:
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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Sophrocattleya love knot
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Chinese name: Guangdongshidou Lan (Guangdong Province stone bean orchid)
A miniature Bulbophyllum that flowers from May to August. It thrives on rocks in forests of China, Hong Kong and Lantau Islands.
Pseudobulbs can be used fresh or steamed & powdered. The entire plant is used to treat coughs, reduce “heat”, clear “wind”, and convulsions in children. Taste is dry, bland and cold in nature. It releases heat, nourishe yin and relieves swelling. It is also used for rheumatism and arthritic pain, traumatic injuries and mastitis. For external use, pounded pseudobulbs are apply to affected parts. The Chinese Materia Medica advises that should be used with caution by people who have a “cold body”.
· densiﬂorol A
· plicatol B
· 3 dihydrodibenzoxepins: 7,8-dihydro-5-hydroxy-12,13- methylenedioxy- 11-methoxyldibenz[B,F]oxepin, ; 7,8-dihydro-3- hydroxy-12,13-methylenedioxy-11-methoxyldi- benz[B,F]oxepin, (1-3)
3 dihydro-benzoxepins have antitumor activities against HeLa and K562 human tumor cell lines. Dibenz [b,f]oxepin was found to be produced as a stress metabolite .
Luisia trichorrhiza (Hook.) Blume
Nepalese name: Arjona
Thai name: Kluai nam thai
Phytochemistry: Small amounts of alkaloid are present in this orchid.
Herbal Usage: In Thailand, the entire plant is used to treat liver dysfunction and diabetes mellitus. In Nepal, plant paste is applied on painful muscles for relief. In Bangladesh, roots
re used to treat jaundice, muscle pain and diarrhea.
Peristylus densus (Lindl.) Santapau and Kapadia syn. Platanthera stenostachya Lindl.
Chinese names: Xiasuikuorui Lan, Xiasuilu Lan, Xiasuishechun Lan (narrow tassel tongue lip orchid), Xiasuilu Lan (narrow tassel heron orchid), Xiasuiyufenghua (narrow tassel jade phoenix ﬂower)
Herbs are obtained from China’s southwest.
Herbal Usage: The herbal prescription from the Yunnan Shi Mao CTM requires 15–30 g of plant to be cooked with meat. The is used to treat physical weakness, fortify stomach and spleen, correct malnutrition and poor digestion in children, as well as for diarrhea and rheumatism.
Satyrium nepalense var. ciliatum (Lindl.) Hook. f.
Chinese and medicinal name: Yuanmaoniaozu Lan (hair edged bird feet orchid)
Flowers are pink and flowering period is August to October in China.
Herbal Usage: Stem is used to strengthen the loins, invigorate the kidney, nourish blood and calm the mind. It is used to treat nephritis, weak kidneys and backache, swellings of the face and legs, and heart disease.
Vanilla aphylla Blume
Thai Name: Khot nok kut (in Surat Thani), Khruea ngu khieo (in Nakhon Ratchasima), Thau ngu khieo (in Saraburi)
Description: Stems are a dark green and ﬂattened. It is distributed in the southern half of Thailand, Myanmar, Indochina, northern Pen- insular Malaysia and Java.
Herbal Usage: The stem is used in the treatment of liver dysfunction in Thailand
Other scent notes
Clove, anise, pepper, balsam, musk, suede, caviar, Ginseng, Spicy notes