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Contains Scented Notes of:
Fiddle Wood - Sentosa's Plants - Check details at Scentopia's scent library
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Dendrobium Leonis
Dendrobium Leonis - Used in Woody 3 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
As on Npark's website, it has been noted as a Medicinal (The plant is used to treat headache in Thailand.)
Flower size ranges from 1.3 to 2.0cm. The flower petals are pale green or yellow with the lip being a very pale green and flushed with dark purple. Flowers have sweet, vanilla-like fragrance. For us- we picked notes of Chocolate vanilla and found the flower to resemble a laughing baby rabbit.
In Thailand it is used for treating headache and locals call it : Uang takhap yai, kang pla
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Syn. Cirrhopetalum maculosum. It is distributed in the western Himalayas and Thailand. Cirrhopetalanthrin, a dimeric phenanthrene derivative, has been isolated from the orchid. It is used as swarna jivanti in Ayurvedic preparations The roots of the orchid are said to promote longevity .
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.
Goodyera biflora (Lindl.) Hook f. Syn. Goodyera pauciﬂora Schltr.
Chinese name: Danhuabanye Lan (Big ﬂower spotted leaf orchid) for Goodyera pauciﬂora from Sichuan and Yunnan: Shaohuabanye Lan (Few ﬂowered spotted leaf orchid)
This small, terrestrial orchid has a long creeping rhizome with an erect stem that are distributed from Nepal, Bhutan and India across Xizang, Yunnan, Sichuan, Shanxi, Hubei, Hunan and Guangdong Provinces in China to Japan and Korea. Herb is obtained from Shanxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet.
Herbal Usage: In China, the whole plant is used to treat haemetemesis associated with tuberculosis, anorexia and neurosis. It enriches yin, and beneﬁts the lungs. Chinese herbalists use the whole plant for detoxiﬁcation and to treat snake bites, sores and ulcers. The leaves were used in decoction and externally to treat scrofula in the Americas.
Liparis petiolata (D. Don) P.F. Hunt & Summerh.
Chinese name: Bingyeyangersuan (handle leaf sheep ear garlic)
Description: This is a terrestrial herb with ovoid pseudobulbs. The species is found near streams at 1000–2900 m in Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi, southern Yunnan and southeast Xizang. It is also found in Vietnam, Thailand, Bhutan, Nepal and northeast India.
Herbal Usage: It beneﬁts the lungs.
Nervilia plicata (Andr.) Schltr. Syn. Nervilia purpurea (Hay.) Schltr.
Chinese names: Maoyeyu Lan (hairy leaf yam orchid), Qingtiankui (blue sky sunﬂower) Chinese medicinal name: Qingtiankui (blue sky sunﬂower) Note: same name for N. fordii
Indian names: Padmacarini (Sanskrit), Oarilai thamarai (in Tamil; vernacular name used by primitive Poliyar tribe)
It grows in deep forests, spreading eastwards across Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, northern Peninsular Malaysia and Indochina to Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia. It is also found in rocky, humus-rich soil in hilly forests at 600–1000 m in China, in southern Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan, Xizang, Guangxi, Fujian, Guangdong and Hong Kong.
Plants growing in dense undergrowth with poor light intensity carry leaves which are deep purple to almost black in colour; in bright greenhouses, the leaves are green.
Ancient Indian texts mention that this orchid appears suddenly, from nowhere as it were, and in profusion, just like the lotus. Hence, its com- mon name, Padmacarini (resembling the pink lotus)
Phytochemistry: N. plicata contains good amounts of alkaloids.
Herbal Usage: TCM uses the whole plant to clear the lungs and stop coughs, or to remove heat and toxic materials. In Taiwan, the herb is known as I-tian-hong. There, it is used to treat bruises, weakness, pneumonia and hypertension. An aqueous extract of the leaves is drunk to facilitate childbirth, and chewed leaves are rubbed on the stomach for pain relief in the Philippines.
It is an important ingredient of Priyagvadignana, an Ayurvedic preparation mentioned in Vagbhata, but it is not mentioned in the Samhitas of Charaka and Susrutha. Other preparations which include the orchid are Vastyamayantaka ghratham and Satavari Ghrtam. The mucilaginous extract of the pseudobulb is used, sometimes in combination with tumeric, as an infusion, to treat morbid Kapha (cough) and Varta (rheumatism), dysuria, urinary calculi, diabetes, diarrhoea, vomiting, jaundice, epilepsy and illnesses attributed to evil spirits. The drug is hot, bitter and astringent. In the Wayanad district of Kerala in Peninsular India, is is an old, traditional remedy for diabetes. Paste made with the leaves is administered orally to treat skin diseases by the Poliyers, one of the oldest tribal communities in the Anaimalai Hills of Tamil Nadu in southern India.
Ornithochilus difformis (Wall ex Lindl.) Schltr. Syn. Ornithochilus fuscus Wall ex Lindl.
Chinese name: Yixingxiachun Lan (unique shape narrow lip orchid), Yuchun lan (feather lip orchid)
Thai name: Soi Thong
Flowering period is February to April in the Himalayas, May to July in China, July in Peninsular Malaysia, and July and August in Thailand. It is widely distributed from the tropical Himalayas (Garhwal to Sikkim and Assam) to southern China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan and Yunnan.
Herbal Usage: The whole plant is used to treat rheumatism and arthritis, sprains and soft tissue trauma in China. The herb is collected from Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan and Xizang Provinces.
Other scent notes
Smoky, woody, sweet, balsamic, resins with hint of herbaceous woods, Belambra tree, Larch, Neem, Muhuhu