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Contains Scented Notes of:
Angsana - Sentosa's plant - Check details at Scentopia's scent library
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Oncidium Twinkle
Oncidium Twinkle - Used in Woody 5 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Oncidium Twinkle is one of the greatest miniature Oncidiums of all time. Easy to grow, compact growth, profuse flowering, relatively disease free, and in a range of colours.
This is an Oncidium hybrid and produces a strong woody and a bit spicy vanilla scent.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Dendrobium linawianum Rchb. f.
Chinese names: Yinshihu (oriental cherry Dendrobium), Jinshihu (gold Dendrobium), Lishishihu (Mr. Lee’s Dendrobium), Juchunshihu (lip Dendrobium)
Dendrobium linawianum is a small to medium-sized species with a conﬁned distribu- tion being found only in Wulai in broad-leaved forests, at low altitude, in the mountainous north of the Taiwanese island.
Herbal Usage: The stem nourishes the yin elements, beneﬁts the stomach, stops thirst, and removes the feeling of heat, dry mouth, weakness, poor health, night sweats and joint pain.
Genus: Gastrodia R. Br.
Chinese name: Tianma
Japanese name: Oni No Yagara
Gastrodia is a genus of achlorophyllous, par- asitic orchids. Plant is without green leaves and lives off a mould on the forest ﬂoor. Tubers are irregular, somewhat ovoid-shaped, rather like a stomach (hence, gastro, Greek), and subterranean.
Chinese tradition has it that 5000 years ago, around the dawn of its civilization, Shen Nong taught people how to grow crops and use various herbs for healing and to promote health and longevity. This included the use of Tianma (G. elata). In a WHO publication of the medicinal plants of Korea, G. elata is the only orchid listed among 150 medicinal plants.
Grammatophyllum scriptum (L.) Blume
Common Names: Leopard orchid (adapted from Gramm. leopardinum Reichb. f.); tiger orchid (for var. tigrinum Lindl.)
Indonesian names provided by Rumphius (1627–1702): Angrec calappa, Angrec lida in Bali; Angrek boki, Bonga boki, bonga putri (Malay); Saja baki, Saja ngawa, Ngawan, Saja ngawa (Ternate), Anggrek kringsing (Bali)
Contemporary Indonesian names: Bunga Bidadari, Anggerik Bidadari, Bunga Puteri (Malaka); Anggerik Puteri; Anggerik Matjan; Anggerik Harimau; Anggerik Boki (Maluku); Anggerik Garingsinge (Bali); Anggerik Tiwu Anggerik Susuru (Sunda); Saja Bake; Saja Ngawa; Saja Ngawan (Ternate) Tijgerorchidee (Belanda).
Main ﬂowering season is April to May and it is distributed from Borneo eastwards to the Paciﬁc.
Herbal Usage: The pulp was pounded together with Curcuma (kunyit, turmeric, Curcuma domestica), for application on ﬁngers afﬂicted by bacterial infection of the nailbed. Rinsing one’s mouth with sap of pseudobulbs was a remedy for thrush. A poultice prepared from mashed orchid pseudobulbs and ginger was applied to the abdomen as a vermifuge. It supposedly is capable of expelling all bad humors from the bowel and swollen spleen. The paste was applied on swollen legs to drain the ﬂuid.
Liparis cordifolia Hook. f. Syn. Liparis argentopunctata Aver., Liparis keitaoensis Hayata
Chinese name: Xinyeyangersuan (Silver cricket orchid).
Phytochemistry: Two alkaloids, keitaonine and keitine were isolated from L. keitaoensis (¼ L. cordifolia). Keitaonine is a pyrrolizidine- based alkaloid, an ester of 3-methoxy-malaxinic acid and laburnine. Keitine is an aglycone of keitaoine but it is possible that it might not exist in the living plant.
Herbal Usage: A decoction of the root is a Taiwanese remedy for abdominal pain
Satyrium nepalense D. Don var. nepalense
Chinese name: Dui dui shen
Chinese medicinal name: Niaozu lan (bird feet orchid), Dui dui shen
Indian name: Ezhtkwehhdr in aboriginal Toda (bullock’s horns) referring to twin spurs of ﬂower; salam misri
Nepalese names: Mishri, Thamni
It is a common, highly variable plant found at 1300–3200 m in Myanmar, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, west Yunnan, and in Pakistan. The generic name uses the Greek word satyr to highlight the previously popular use of this orchid as an aphrodisiac. Herb is harvested in autumn and sun-dried.
Herbal Usage: Tubers are eaten by the Monpa tribe to treat malaria, dysentery and as an aphrodisiac. They are regarded as a tonic. Tribal people at the Kudremukh National Park use tubers to treat malaria and dysentery. Dried tubers are consumed as a tonic or prophylaxis against dysentery, whereas juice is taken for fever and used on cuts and wounds. In Yunnan, it is used to treat low backache, chronic nephritis, and weak kidneys and erectile dysfunction.
Other scent notes
Wild dry grasses, Birch, Teak, Balambra, Papurus, Rosewood, olive