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Contains Scented Notes of:
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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Cattleya Gaskell-pumila 'Azure Star'
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Common name: Jersey Orchid
Indian name: Salep misri , shala misriri
In India, the tubers were used as an expectorant, an astringent and as nourishment. Powder prepared from dried tubers was used to prepare salep, a drink that was alleged to boost one’s libido and sexual performance. Salep drinking boomed during the heyday of the Ottoman Empire when even sultans took to eating halva made with salep.
Fun fact- No one knows why, but in Iran and Afghanistan, grazing goats and sheep avoid this orchid
Cephalanthera longifolia (L.) Fritsch.
Chinese names: Changyetourui Lan (pistal above the long leaf orchid), Tourui Lan
Phytochemistry: Alkaloids, quercetin and kaempferol-O-glycosides are present in C. longifolia. Loroglossin is present in this Orchid.
Herbal Usage: Roots and stems are used for nocturesis and enuresis in TCM. In Arunachal Pradesh, roots and rhizomes are valued as tonic.
Antibiotics might be present in the mixotrophic C. falcata which is used to treat toothache and sore throat. It is on the red list of endangered orchid species.
Dendrobium draconis Rchb.f.
Thai names: Ueang ngoen, ueang ngum
Myanmar Name: Kein na ri
The Burmese name is probably derived from Sanskrit kinnari, a Buddhist mythical half-bird, half-human creature with a beautiful voice, referring to the delicate outspread-winged form of the white ﬂowers; kinnari is female for kinnara.
Phytochemistry: Gigantol, a common bibenzyl, was isolated from D. draconis. It is cytotoxic to several cancer cell lines.
Herbal Usage: The stem is used as an antipyretic and haematinic in Thailand.
Habenaria limprichtii Schltr.
Chinese name: Kuanyaogeyufeng Hua
A robust terrestrial herb. Floral bracts are large, green, lanceolate. Sepals are light green. Flowering season is June to August in China and July to August in Thailand. The species is found in thickets and grasslands in northern Thailand.
Herbal Usage: In China, it is used for “feminine nourishment”, and to treat nephritis and improve renal function. Oestrogens made their ﬁrst appearance on Earth in fungi and oestrogenic compounds are quite prevalent in plants.
Phalaenopsis amabilis (L.) Blume and Phalaenopsis aphrodite (L.) Blume)
Common name: Moth orchid
Indonesian name: Anggerik bulan (moon orchid); Tapak Djalak in the Sunda Islands, Anggrek poeti (an old name recorded by Rumphius in 1701)
It is a robust epiphyte with a short stem and large, oblong leaves. Flowering season is February to May.
Phytochemistry: An alkaloid, Phalaenopsine La is present.
Herbal Usage: It is used as a poultice for headaches, and as a plaster for backache and chest pain. In India, it has been reported to be used as a shampoo to kill and remove leeches and as a poultice for insect bites
Other scent notes
Oud. teakwood, Hemoki, patchouli, opoponax, amber, myrrh, turmeric