The Oriental 11 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop offers an alluring fragrance blend featuring scented notes of native Singaporean orchids and therapeutic orchids, enriched with aromatic elements:
- Native Singaporean Orchid notes:
- Laeliocattleya Irene Holguin 'Brown Eyes' - A classic Cattleya hybrid with a sweet fragrance, characterized by medium lavender petals and sepals, and a deep gold center shading to a deep reddish-purple lip. The flowers are large and nicely fragrant.
- Therapeutic Orchid notes:
- Bulbophyllum pectenveneris - Also known as Huanghuajuanban Lan or Huanghuashitou Lan, this orchid is believed to improve circulation and alleviate joint, muscle, and bone pain.
- Coelogyne occultata Hook. f. syn Pleione occulta (Hook f.) Kuntze - Used to nourish yin, protect the kidney, nourish the stomach, and promote the production of body fluids. It is employed to treat various conditions, including hot flushes, fever, backache, and gastritis.
- Cypripedium tibeticum King ex Rolfe syn. Cypripedium corrugatum Franch. - Flowering from May to August, this orchid is used to relieve pain, increase urine output, improve blood circulation, and treat menstrual disorders.
- Dendrobium heterocarpum Wall. ex Lindl. - Distributed across various regions, this orchid is traditionally used to apply a paste of stems mixed with wheat flour on fractures and dislocations.
- Habenaria longicorniculata J Graham Syn. Habenaria longecalcarata A. Rich. - Used in Indian traditional medicine to reduce scrotal enlargement and control pain and swelling.
- Habenaria stenopetala Lindl. - A terrestrial herb used in Chinese traditional medicine to enhance kidney and sexual functions, particularly for erectile dysfunction and hernias.
- Other scent notes: The fragrance blend is further enriched with captivating aromas of musk, carnations, lily of the valley, hyacinth, oakmoss, and white musk.
Contains Scented Notes of following in various proportions:
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Laeliocattleya Irene Holguin 'Brown Eyes'
Laeliocattleya Irene Holguin 'Brown Eyes' - Used in Oriental 11 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
Laeliocattleya Irene Holguin 'Brown Eyes' is a classic hybrid orchid known for its sweet fragrance and striking appearance. It is a hybrid between Cattleya Astral Beauty and Cattleya J. A. Carbone, which contributes to its delightful fragrance.
Please note that while the orchid's fragrance is naturally appealing, creating a perfume requires additional ingredients and expertise. A professional perfumer or workshop facilitator should guide the participants in the safe and appropriate use of fragrances and essential oils.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Bulbophyllum pectenveneris, commonly known as the Yellow Flower Folding Petal Orchid or Yellow Flower Stone Bean Orchid, is a species of orchid with potential medicinal properties. It is native to certain regions in Asia, including China.
Chinese Name: 黄花卷瓣兰 (Huánghuā juǎn bàn lán), 黄花石头兰 (Huánghuā shítou lán)
Medicinal Usage: In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the entire plant of Bulbophyllum pectenveneris is believed to possess medicinal benefits. It is thought to have the ability to improve circulation and relieve pain in the joints, muscles, and bones. It is used as an herbal remedy to address conditions related to blood flow and pain.
The specific methods of preparation and administration of this orchid in TCM may vary depending on the traditional practices of different regions. It is important to note that the effectiveness and safety of using this orchid for medicinal purposes have not been extensively studied through modern scientific research.
As with any medicinal plant or herbal remedy, caution should be exercised, and it is recommended to consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or herbalist before using Bulbophyllum pectenveneris or any other medicinal plant for therapeutic purposes. Proper dosage, potential interactions with other medications, and individual health conditions need to be taken into consideration.
It's worth mentioning that while traditional medicine may attribute certain health benefits to this orchid, scientific research on its medicinal properties is limited, and any claims should be approached with caution until further evidence is available through rigorous scientific studies.
Coelogyne occultata Hook. f. syn Pleione occulta (Hook f.) Kuntze
Chinese name: Luanyebeimu Lan (ovate leaf pearl shell orchid)
Chinese medicinal names: Luanyebeimu Lan (ovate leaf pearl shell orchid); Youguashihu (squashed epiphyte)
Coelogyne occultata, also known as Pleione occulta, is an orchid species native to certain regions in Asia, including Yunnan and Xizang (Tibet) in China.
Chinese Name: 鸾叶贝母兰 (Luányè bèimǔ lán) Chinese Medicinal Names: 鸾叶贝母兰 (Luányè bèimǔ lán), 油瓜石斛 (Yóuguā shíhú)
Medicinal Usage: In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Coelogyne occultata is believed to possess medicinal properties. It is used for its potential to nourish yin, protect the kidney, nourish the stomach, and promote the production of body fluids. The plant is commonly used in TCM to address various health conditions.
Cypripedium tibeticum King ex Rolfe syn. Cypripedium corrugatum Franch.
Chinese name: Xizang Zhuolan (Tibetan scoop orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Wugongqi; Zhoushao Lan (crepe spoon orchid)
Cypripedium tibeticum, also known as Cypripedium corrugatum, is a species of orchid native to certain regions of Asia, including Tibet and Yunnan in China.
Chinese Name: 西藏卓兰 (Xīzàng zhuō lán) or 州勺兰 (Zhōusháo lán) Chinese Medicinal Name: 巫工七 (Wū gōng qī) or 州勺兰 (Zhōusháo lán)
Description and Habitat: Cypripedium tibeticum is an orchid species that produces flowers from May to August. It is commonly found in open forests and on grassy or rocky slopes in its native regions.
Herbal Usage: In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the roots of Cypripedium tibeticum are believed to possess medicinal properties. They are considered to be anti-inflammatory and are thought to have pain-relieving effects. The herb is used in TCM to increase urine output, relieve painful swellings, and improve blood circulation. Additionally, it is used to treat menstrual disorders in some traditional medicinal practices.
Phytochemistry: Cypripedium species, including C. tibeticum, have garnered attention from taxonomists, gardeners, and biochemists. Some Cypripedium species have a history of medicinal use in both Western medicine in Europe and North America. For instance, certain Cypripedium species were historically used by American Indians as sedatives and antispasmodics. In the US, extracts from these species were utilized to treat nerve disorders and were sometimes considered to have aphrodisiac properties.
In India, a similar historical usage of Cypripedium species was noted for the treatment of nervous system disorders, including hysteria, spasms, fits, madness, and epilepsy. Additionally, Chinese herbalists have used Cypripedium species, including C. tibeticum, to treat malaria.
It is important to note that while traditional uses of Cypripedium tibeticum may have historical significance, scientific research on its medicinal properties and efficacy is limited. As with any herbal remedy, it is advisable to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner or herbalist before using Cypripedium tibeticum or any other medicinal herb, especially considering individual health conditions and potential interactions with other medications.
Dendrobium heterocarpum Wall. ex Lindl.
Chinese name: Jiandaochun Shihu
Dendrobium heterocarpum, commonly known as Jiandaochun Shihu in Chinese, is a species of orchid found in various regions of Asia, including Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, Indo-China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Chinese Name: 剑道春石斛 (Jiàndàochūn Shíhú)
Description and Distribution: Dendrobium heterocarpum is an epiphytic orchid species that typically grows on trees or rocks in its natural habitat. It is known for its attractive and colorful flowers. The plant is distributed across a wide range, from Bhutan and central Nepal to Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Indo-China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Herbal Usage: In traditional herbal medicine, Dendrobium heterocarpum is used for its medicinal properties. The paste made from the stems of this orchid, mixed with wheat flour, is applied externally on fractures and dislocations. The paste is believed to have properties that can promote the healing of bone injuries and aid in the treatment of musculoskeletal issues.
It's important to note that while traditional herbal usage of Dendrobium heterocarpum may have historical significance, scientific research on its medicinal properties and efficacy is limited. As with any herbal remedy, it is advisable to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner or herbalist before using Dendrobium heterocarpum or any other medicinal herb, especially considering individual health conditions and potential interactions with other medications. Additionally, sustainable harvesting practices should be followed to preserve the species and its natural habitat.
Habenaria longicorniculata J Graham Syn. Habenaria longecalcarata A. Rich.
Indian name: Devasunda. Tamil name: Kozhikilangu Japanese name: Oze-no-sawa-tombo
Habenaria longicorniculata, also known as Habenaria longecalcarata, is a species of orchid found in various regions, including the Western Ghats in India, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, and Bihar in the north-eastern part of the country.
Indian Name: Devasunda Tamil Name: Kozhikilangu Japanese Name: Oze-no-sawa-tombo
Description and Distribution: Habenaria longicorniculata is an orchid species that typically flowers from July to September in the Western Ghats and from August to November in Tamil Nadu. It grows at elevations ranging from 800 to 1900 meters. The plant has unique and attractive flower structures and is often found in regions with suitable environmental conditions in its natural habitat.
Herbal Usage: In traditional Indian herbal medicine, Habenaria longicorniculata, known as Devasunda, is used for various medicinal purposes. Natti Vaidyas, who are folk practitioners, have reported using fresh tubers of the plant to reduce scrotal enlargement. Additionally, all parts of the plant are utilized to control pain and swelling in traditional medicine.
One specific application of the plant is in the treatment of leukoderma, a skin disorder characterized by white patches on the skin. A paste is made by crushing the tubers of the orchid and mixing it with an equal volume of turmeric powder, resulting in a colored paste. This paste is then applied to the affected area to address leukoderma.
It's important to note that while Habenaria longicorniculata may have historical use in traditional herbal medicine, scientific research on its medicinal properties and efficacy is limited. As with any herbal remedy, it is advisable to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner or herbalist before using Habenaria longicorniculata or any other medicinal herb, especially considering individual health conditions and potential interactions with other medications. Additionally, sustainable harvesting practices should be followed to preserve the species and its natural habitat.
Habenaria stenopetala Lindl.
Chinese name: Xiabanyufenghua
Chinese medicinal name: Jishencao
Habenaria stenopetala, also known as Xiabanyufenghua in Chinese, is a terrestrial herb with a variable height. It is characterized by its unique and beautiful flowers and is widely distributed in various regions across Asia.
Taxonomy and Distribution: Habenaria stenopetala was first described by the botanist John Lindley and is a member of the Habenaria genus, which belongs to the Orchidaceae family. This orchid species is found in open areas or dipterocarp forests at elevations ranging from 300 to 1800 meters. Its distribution spans across Pakistan, northern India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Guizhou, Taiwan, and the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. The plant blooms during different months in different regions, generally from August to October in India and China and from August to September in Thailand.
Description and Morphology: Habenaria stenopetala is an herbaceous perennial with a variable height, depending on the specific conditions of its growth environment. The plant produces slender stems and narrow leaves. The flowers of this species are the main highlight, characterized by their intricate design and beauty. The flower spikes bear numerous small, star-shaped flowers with narrow petals and sepals. The coloration of the flowers may vary but often includes shades of white, cream, or green with delicate markings.
Herbal Usage: In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Habenaria stenopetala is known as Jishencao. It is highly valued for its medicinal properties and is used to treat various health conditions. According to TCM principles, this herb is believed to enhance kidney and sexual functions. It is commonly used to address issues like erectile dysfunction and hernias. The traditional method of preparing the medicine involves boiling 3–9 grams of the dried plant to extract its beneficial compounds.
Significance in Traditional Medicine: Habenaria species, including Habenaria stenopetala, hold significance in both Chinese and Indian traditional medicine systems. In China, there are 54 species of Habenaria, with 13 of them being used in Chinese herbal medicine. Similarly, India also uses an equal number of Habenaria species medicinally. However, the specific usages and applications of these species may vary between the two countries, and some species that occur in both regions may be used medicinally in one but not in the other.
As with all traditional herbal remedies, it is essential to seek guidance from a qualified herbalist or healthcare practitioner before using Habenaria stenopetala or any other medicinal herb. Individual health conditions and potential interactions with medications should be considered, and sustainable harvesting practices should be followed to ensure the conservation of these valuable plant species.
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