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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Encyclia Polybulbon
Encyclia Polybulbon - Used in Woody 8 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
This is not-native to Singapore. It actually is native to the Caribbean from Cuba to Jamaica, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. In Mexico, these plants are found in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz. They usually grow in oak forests or in mixed forests, at heights of 600-2000 m. Although they are usually epiphytes, sometimes they grow on rocks.
We added this orchid only for its scent. You wouldn't believe its scent, which is a mix of Sandalwood with hint of cloves.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Ponerorchis chusua, (D. Don) Soo syn. Ponerorchis chusua var. nana (King & Pantl.) R.C.Srivast.
Chinese name: Guang bu xiao hong men lan
This lovely, alpine, terrestrial species is abundant in open scrub in the Huanglong area at 2800–3600 m in Sichuan Province.
Herbal Usage: The tubers are used in India to treat diarrhea, dysentery and chronic fever. There is no reported medical usage in China where the plant has its main distribution.
Habenaria plantaginea Lindl.
Bangladeshi name: Kusuma gadda
This common Habenaria species is found in the under-storey in the dry zone forests in Sri Lanka, all over India below 900 m (Abraham and Vatsala) and in Bhutan between 1000 and 2500 m. It also occurs in Bangladesh, Myanmar and the Lesser Sunda Islands.
Herbal Usage: Tubers are used to treat wasting diseases, fever, disorders of blood, hemorrhage and fainting. In the Eastern Ghats of Andra Pradesh, tubers together with black pepper and garlic, are pounded into a paste and converted into tablets. One or two tablets are given to relieve chest pain and stomach ache. In Bangladesh, tubers are also used to treat chest pain and stomach ache.
Common name: Bug orchid
Flowers are small, green to deep wine-red. Tepals are joined to form a hood above the column. P-hydroxybenzyl alcohol, an aglycone of gastrodin, has been isolated from many terrestrial and mycoheterotrophic orchid species.
In rats, gastrodin and p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol facilitate memory consolidation and retrieval.
p-Hydroxybenzyl alcohol also has skin whitening effects because it inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that catalyses the formation of the skin pigment, melanin.
Anoectochilus formosanus Hayata
Chinese names: Jinxian Lan (gold thread orchid); Benshanshisong (mountain stone pine), Jinqianzicao (golden currency notes baby grass), Shucan Lian (tree and grass lotus), Yaowang (King of Medicine); Yaofu (strong medicine), Wusen, Taiwan jewel orchid. In Taiwanese (Hokien dialect): Kim soa lian (gold thread lotus), Kim chi a chha (gold streaked herb), Oa ke chahau (black herb)
A. formosanus is found throughout Taiwan in primeval forests or in bamboo stands at 500–1500 m, and in the Ryukyu Islands. The entire plant is used in TCM for cooling the blood, to smooth the liver, as an antipyretic and for detoxiﬁcation. It is also used to treat tuberculosis diabetes, bronchitis, kidney infection, bladder infections, cramps, snake bites and stomach ache. The entire plant is used for treating pain at the waist and knee, numbness, haematemesis, nocturnal emission, nephritis, vaginal discharge and convulsions affecting children.
Scientists in China found 8 compounds in Orchid, with their own benefits
· Quercetin-7-o-beta-D-(600-o-(trans-feruloyl))- glucopyranoside (compound 1)
· 8-C-p-hydroxybenzylquercetin (compound 2)
· Isorhamnetin-7-0-beta-D-glucopyranoside (compound 3)
· Isorhamnetin-3-0-beta-D-glycopyranoside (compound 4)
· Kaempferol-3-0-beta-D-glucopyranoside (compound 5)
· Kaempferol-7-0-beta-D-glucopyranoside (compound 6)
· 5-hydroxy-30,40,7-trimethoxyﬂavonol-3-0-beta-D- rutinoside (compound 7)
· Isorhamnetin-3-0-beta-D-rutinoside (compound 8)
Scientist in Tokyo further found that wild A. formosanus grown contained ten compounds including kinsenoside, which has hepato-protective properties.
· Beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(3R)-hydroxybutanolide (I)
· Stearic acid (II)
· Palmatic acid (III),
· betasitosterol (IV)
· Succinic acid (V)
· p-hydroxybenzaldehye VI)
· daucosterol (VII)
· methyl 4 beta glucopyranosyl-hutanoate (VIII)
· p-hydroxy cinnamic acid (IX)
· 0-hydroxy phenol (X)
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
Other scent notes
Rosewood, cedar wood and incense mix