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Clove- Sir Raffles Collection - Check details at Scentopia's scent library
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Angraecum Compactum
Angraecum Compactum - Used in Oriental 9 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
A nocturnal plant with very fragrant flower.
This species is endemic to Madagascar and locally common and widespread in highland and eastern areas, occurring from Daraina to Andohahela.
Nice Citrusy scent perfectly balanced with spicy notes.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Like mentioned above, Salep is made from few types of Anacamptis. This is harvested in Turkey (and Iran) for use as salep . Best grades of salep should have a mucin content greater than 40 % and an ash content which is lower than 5 %. This orchid has mucin content of 44.72 % and an ash content of 1.72 %, which makes it one of the top 5 choices to make Salep.
It produces two phytoalexins, orchinol and p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol and hence is used in skin whitening. It also exhibits antioxidant and scavenging capacities in vitro.
Bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris Syn. Bulbophyllum lepidum (Blume) J.J. Sm., Cirrhopetalum lepidum (Blume) Schltr.
Thai names: Phet phra in, Sa mai, Khon dam phi
Widely distributed in Southeast Asia but not further east than Borneo. The olive-green ﬂowers are found throughout the year with a peak during the rainy seasons which are determined by monsoons. In Thailand, the pseudobulb is widely used to treat oedema whereas the entire plant is used to treat liver dysfunction.
Syn. Cirrhopetalum vaginatum Malay name: Magrah batu (stone orchid)
It is a common lowland orchid and in Singapore, their favourite place are on the Rain Tree, along roadside. In Malaysia, it is found on old Angsana, Jambu Laut and few other trees. Flowering is triggered by a sudden drop in temperature generally after a rainstorm.
Phytochemistry: 21 phenanthrenes, dihydrophe- nanthrenes, bibenzyls, phenanthrofuran and other aromatic compounds were extracted. It has 4 unique chemicals which have not been found in other Orchids. One such unique compound is a very complex molecule, phenanthro(4,3-b)furan. Bulbophyllums are rich in phenanthrenes and stilbenoids. 18 different chemical compounds from 6 species of Bulbophyllum Scientists believe that phenenthrenes from Bulbophyllum should be investigated for antitumour activity.
Herbal Usage: In Malaya, juice from the roasted pseudobulb of this orchid was dropped into the ear to treat earache. In China and Nepal it is used to treat respiratory infections and fractures. Zhongyao Da Cidian mentions 5 prescriptions to treat various conditions associated with inﬂammation. In each case, it is used in combination with other herbs.
In Myanmar, women prepare a hair tonic and shampoo by mixing ground Bulbophyllum with pulverised bark, seeds and fruit to make a sticky ﬂuid used when washing their hair. This is to cure dandruff, promote hair growth and improve hair colour.
Calanthe masuca (D. Don) Lindl. Syn. Calanthe sylvatica (Thou.) Lindl.
Chinese names: Changjuxiaji Lan (long spur prawn spine orchid), Zihuaxiaji Lan (purple ﬂower prawn spine orchid), Shankala, Shanzhizhu (mountain spider)
Myanmar Name: Thazin gyi myo kywe
Nepali Name: Pakha phul
Description: This was the parents of the ﬁrst hybrid orchid to be bred by man. This is a highly variable. Plants from the Chinese mainland are larger. Nepalese plants have ﬂowers of deep violet. Flowers in Bhutan are violet to purple.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Fujian, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Hunan, Guangxi, Guangdong and Xizang. The entire plant is used as an ano- dyne. It also reduces swellings, removes toxins and repairs wounded tissues, removing abscesses. In Nepal, a paste made from the stem is applied to treat dislocated bones. The ﬂowers are used to arrest epistaxis, Pseudobulbs are also used to treat nose bleeds .
Coelogyne flaccida Lindl.
Chinese names: Lilinbeimu Lan (chestnut scales pearl shell orchid), Guishangye (the leaf above fruits)
Chinese medicinal name: Jidatui
Nepali name: Thur gava
Phytochemistry: Phenanthrenes and stilbenoids have been isolated from this orchids - ﬂaccidin, soﬂaccidin and isooxoﬂaccidin.
Herbal Usage: Herb collected from Guizhou and Yunnan is a popular medicine among the minority tribes in both provinces. In China, the whole plant is used to clear heat, counter dryness, promote the production of body ﬂuids, and to clear phlegm and stop coughs. Pseudobulbs are made into a paste in Nepal and applied to the forehead to treat headache, while the juice treats indigestion.
Corymborkis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Blume
Chinese name: Guanhua Lan
Malaysian name: Kayu Hok in aboriginal Semang
Phytochemistry: Alkaloid is present in Corymborkhis veratrifolia.
Herbal Usage: In India, juice freshly extracted from the leaves is used as an emetic. It is used to treat cuts on the feet in the British Solomon Islands.
Other scent notes
Japanese nutmeg, bergamot, peppercorn, ginger, aquatic notes, peppermint, vetiver, labdanum, and frankincense