The Oriental 12 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop presents an exquisite fragrance blend, combining scented notes of native Singaporean orchids and therapeutic orchids with a selection of captivating aromas:
- Native Singaporean Orchid notes:
- Laeliocattleya - A delightful nothogenus of intergeneric orchid hybrids descended from Laelia and Cattleya. This hybrid, Lc Mini Purple 'Blau' x (C intermedia x L perrinii) 'Blau', boasts fragrant large blue flowers on a compact plant. The petals and sepals exhibit varying intensities of blue, complemented by a darker blue lip.
- Therapeutic Orchid notes:
- Cypripedium japonicum Thunb. - Known as Shanmaishao Lan, this orchid is valued for its ability to dispel wind, remove toxins, improve blood circulation, and relieve pain. It is used in the treatment of conditions such as tertian malaria, menstrual irregularities, physical injuries, and pruritus.
- Cyrtosia septentrionalis (Rchb. f.) Garay - Also called Shanshanhu, this orchid has an effective self-pollinating system and is rich in glycosides and phenolic derivatives. It is used to treat stiffness or spasm of muscles and fungal infections of the skin.
- Dendrobium capillipes Rchb. f. - Known as Duanbang Shihu, this orchid, containing scoparone, exhibits vasodilatory effects on the rat aorta and may be used as shihu in traditional medicine.
- Dendrobium falconeri Hook.f. syn Dendrobium erythroglossum Hayata - Renowned as Xinzhushihu, this magnificent Dendrobium features pendulous, slender stems and has been observed to reduce protein levels in human lung cancer cells.
- Goodyera procera (Ker-Gawl.) Hook. - Also known as Tushagen or Gaobanyelan, this endangered orchid is used to relieve rheumatism, relax muscles, promote blood circulation, and treat various conditions, including tuberculosis and jaundice.
- Gymnadenia orchidis Lindl. Syn. Gymnadenia conopsea (L.) R.Br. var. yunnanensis Schltr. - Known as Shouzhangshen or Xinanshoushen, this terrestrial orchid is found in thickets and forests. It is applied to cuts and wounds in Nepal and widely used in Chinese herbal medicine for various purposes, similar to ginseng.
- Other scent notes: This captivating fragrance blend is enriched with the aromatic scents of ivy, lily of the valley, fresh hyacinth, and wisteria.
Contains Scented Notes of following in various proportions:
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Laeliocattleya
Laeliocattleya - Used in Oriental 12 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
Laeliocattleya is a nothogenus of intergeneric orchid hybrids descended from the parental genera Laelia and Cattleya. It is abbreviated Lc. in the horticultural trade. This hybvrid is from Lc Mini Purple 'Blau' x (C intermedia x L perrinii) 'Blau'.
Laeliocattleya (abbreviated as Lc. in the horticultural trade) is a nothogenus of intergeneric orchid hybrids, resulting from the crossing of two parental genera, Laelia and Cattleya. These orchids are renowned for their beauty, fragrance, and vibrant colors, making them popular choices for ornamental and hybridization purposes.
The specific hybrid mentioned, Lc Mini Purple 'Blau' x (C intermedia x L perrinii) 'Blau', is a unique combination that brings together desirable traits from its parent plants. The abbreviation 'Blau' in the parent names suggests that these cultivars have a blue coloration, which may contribute to the color characteristics of the hybrid.
Key Characteristics: Laeliocattleya hybrids are known for their stunning and large flowers, often with complex and intricate patterns. The flowers of Lc. hybrids can vary in size and color, including shades of purple, pink, yellow, and white. The fragrance of the flowers is another appealing feature, adding to their charm and allure.
Plant Size and Compactness: Laeliocattleya hybrids, including the one mentioned, are relatively compact in size compared to some other orchid varieties. This makes them suitable for indoor cultivation and display. Their compact growth habit also makes them easier to manage and care for, making them popular choices for both beginners and experienced orchid enthusiasts.
Fragrance and Color Variation: The flowers of this particular hybrid are described as large and blue, with varying intensities of blue in the sepals and petals. The lip of the flower typically exhibits a darker blue coloration. Additionally, these flowers are known to be fragrant, adding an olfactory dimension to their appeal.
Cultural Significance: Laeliocattleya hybrids, like other orchids, hold cultural significance and are highly valued in the world of ornamental plants and horticulture. They are often used in breeding programs to create new and exciting hybrids with unique traits. Their captivating beauty and fragrance make them popular choices for various events and occasions, including floral displays, weddings, and, as mentioned, team-building perfume workshops.
Care and Cultivation: Proper care is essential for the successful cultivation of Laeliocattleya hybrids. They typically require bright but indirect light, moderate humidity levels, and well-draining potting media. Regular watering and fertilization, along with appropriate temperature conditions, are also crucial for their healthy growth and flowering.
Overall, Laeliocattleya hybrids, including the specific hybrid mentioned, are prized for their charm, fragrance, and vibrant colors, making them a delightful addition to any collection of orchids or floral arrangements.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Cypripedium japonicum Thunb.
Chinese name: Shanmaishao Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Shanziqi Japanese name: Kumagiso
Cypripedium japonicum Thunb., also known as Shanmaishao Lan in Chinese and Kumagiso in Japanese, is a species of terrestrial orchid found in various regions of East Asia. This orchid has been traditionally used in Chinese and Japanese herbal medicine for its medicinal properties.
Key Medicinal Uses:
It is important to note that while Cypripedium japonicum has been traditionally used in herbal medicine, it is crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using any herbal remedy for specific health conditions. Proper dosage, preparation, and potential interactions with other medications should be considered to ensure safe and effective use.
Cyrtosia septentrionalis (Rchb. f.) Garay
Syn. Galeola septentrionalis Rchb. f. Chinese name: Xue hong rou guo lan
Chinese medicinal name: Shanshanhu
Japanese name: Tsuchi-akebi, Dutuusoo
Cyrtosia septentrionalis, also known as Galeola septentrionalis, is an orchid species found in shaded and sparse understory areas of forests. Due to limited insect pollinators in its habitat, this orchid has evolved an effective self-pollinating system.
Phytochemistry: Various chemical compounds have been isolated from Cyrtosia septentrionalis, including several glycosides and eight phenolic derivatives. Some of the identified compounds are 2,4-bis(4-hydroxybenzyl) phenol, bis4(beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-benzyl- (-)-2-isopropylmalate, bis4-(beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy)benzyl- (-)-2-sec-butylmalate, 4-hydroxybenzylaldehyde, 4,40-dihydroxydiphenyl-methane, 4-hydroxybenzylalcohol, 4-(beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy)benzyl alcohol (also known as gastrodin), and 5-methoxy-3-(2-[phenyl-E-ethenyl)-2,4-bis(4-hydroxybenzyl)phenol.
Herbal Usage: In traditional herbal medicine, Cyrtosia septentrionalis is used to treat stiffness or spasms of the muscles. A paste made from the whole plant mixed with vegetable oil is applied to treat sores and fungal infections of the skin with ulceration. Additionally, the fruit of the plant, when prepared in decoction with liquorice, is used to treat gonorrhea. In Japan, decoction of the root of Galeola septentrionalis was historically used to treat gonorrhea. The ash produced by burning the plant was utilized as a hair tonic for scalp conditions.
As with any herbal remedy, it is important to use Cyrtosia septentrionalis under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional to ensure appropriate dosage and safety. It is also essential to be aware of potential interactions with other medications or medical conditions. The information provided here is for educational purposes and should not be considered as medical advice.
Dendrobium capillipes Rchb. f.
Chinese name: Duanbang Shihu
Dendrobium capillipes is an orchid species found in various regions, including Nepal, Northeast India, Yunnan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.
Phytochemistry: Dendrobium capillipes contains a compound called scoparone (6,7-dimethoxycoumarin), which has been studied for its potential effects on blood vessels. Scoparone has vasodilatory effects on the rat aorta, meaning it relaxes and widens the blood vessels, allowing for better blood flow.
Apart from its effects on blood vessels, scoparone also exhibits other biological activities. It can stimulate white blood cells (lymphocytes) to undergo rapid replication and is used in the laboratory for chromosomal analysis. On the other hand, scoparone suppresses the response of human mononuclear cells, which are a type of white blood cell involved in the immune system response. Additionally, scoparone stimulates dopamine biosynthesis by PC12 cells, which are nerve cells derived from a rat adrenal medulla tumor (pheochromocytoma). Dopamine is an essential neurotransmitter in the brain, and its deficiency is associated with neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease.
Herbal Usage: In traditional herbal medicine, Dendrobium capillipes is used as shihu, referring to its classification as an orchid species in Chinese herbal medicine.
As with any medicinal plant, the use of Dendrobium capillipes should be approached with caution and under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. While some compounds in the plant may show promising effects in research, their safety and efficacy in humans need further investigation. It's essential to understand that traditional herbal remedies should not be considered a substitute for medical treatment or advice from healthcare professionals. The information provided here is for educational purposes and should not be considered as medical advice.
Dendrobium falconeri Hook.f. syn Dendrobium erythroglossum Hayata
Chinese names: Xinzhushihu (Xinzhu noble Dendrobium), Honglishihu (red crane Dendrobium); Chuanzhushihu (string Dendrobium), and in Taiwan: red oriole Dendrobium
Taiwanese name: Xin Zhu Shi Hu (new bamboo Dendrobium)
Thai Names: Ueang sai wisut, Rot rueang saeng, Ueang mieng, ueang ya phaet.
Dendrobium falconeri, also known as Dendrobium erythroglossum, is a magnificent orchid species with pendulous, terete (cylindrical and round), long, slender, branched, and knotted stems. It is found in various regions, including China, Taiwan, and Thailand.
Phytochemistry: Dendrobium falconeri contains various bioactive compounds that have been of interest in research. For example, studies have shown that extracts from D. falconeri reduced protein levels of migrating human lung cancer H460 cells in a dose-dependent manner. This suggests potential anticancer properties, but further research is needed to understand its efficacy and safety for cancer treatment.
Herbal Usage: In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Dendrobium falconeri is known for its medicinal properties. The stem of the plant is believed to nourish the yin element, benefit the stomach, stop thirst, and relieve feelings of heat, dry mouth, and dry throat. It is often used to treat individuals recovering from illness or experiencing anorexia (loss of appetite).
In Taiwan, the orchid is referred to as "Xin Zhu Shi Hu" or "new bamboo Dendrobium," and in Thailand, it is known by various names, including "Ueang sai wisut," "Rot rueang saeng," "Ueang mieng," and "ueang ya phaet."
As with any herbal remedy, the use of Dendrobium falconeri should be approached with caution and under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. While the plant shows potential medicinal properties, its safety and efficacy for specific health conditions need further investigation. It's essential to consult with a healthcare provider before using any herbal medicine, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications. The information provided here is for educational purposes and should not be considered as medical advice.
Goodyera procera (Ker-Gawl.) Hook.
Chinese names: Tushagen (convex yarn root), Gaobanyelan (tall etched leaf orchid) Zhengxijiao (middle brook abaca/leaf), Zhengxi Lan (middle brook orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Shifengdan (stone wind pellet), Lanhuacao (orchid ﬂower herb)
Taiwanese names: Peng Sha Gen (borax root), Zheng Xi Jiao (straight stream leaf), Sui Hua
Ban Ye Lan (spiking etched leaf orchid)
Goodyera procera, commonly known as the Spiked Rattlesnake Plantain or Tall Rattlesnake Orchid, is an orchid species with various traditional uses in Chinese and Taiwanese herbal medicine. It is native to several regions, including Nepal, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, and India, where it is considered an endangered species.
It is essential to note that while Goodyera procera has a long history of traditional use in herbal medicine, scientific evidence supporting these claimed medicinal properties is limited. Further research and clinical studies are needed to validate its effectiveness and safety for these specific uses.
As with any herbal remedy, it is crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using Goodyera procera or any other herbal medicine, especially if you have underlying health conditions, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are taking medications. The information provided here is for educational purposes and should not replace professional medical advice.
Gymnadenia orchidis Lindl. Syn. Gymnadenia conopsea (L.) R.Br. var. yunnanensis Schltr.
Chinese names: Shouzhangshen (name also refers to Gymnadenia crassinervis Finet). Xinanshoushen (southwest hand ginseng), Xinanshouzhangshen (southwest hand palm ginseng)
Indian names: Salam panja, Salam punja, Salep
Nepali names: Hati Jara; Panch aunle (“ﬁve ﬁngers”, referring to the root) in Nepali; Ongbu lakpa (Sherpa)
Gymnadenia orchidis, also known as Gymnadenia conopsea var. yunnanensis, is a terrestrial orchid found in thickets and forests along valleys at altitudes ranging from 2400 to 4000 meters. It is native to various regions, including China (Yunnan province), India, and Nepal. This orchid species has several common names in different regions:
The herb enjoys widespread application in Chinese herbal medicine, similar to ginseng. It is used to treat various conditions, including coughs caused by weak lungs, impotence, sexual dysfunction, discharge, traumatic injuries, thrombosis, chronic hepatitis, and lactation failure.
Fragrance: The scent of Gymnadenia orchidis is fragrant and attractive. Its floral scent is attributed to various aromatic compounds, including benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate, methyl eugenol, eugenol, elemicine, benzyl alcohol, cinnamic alcohol, along with trace amounts of phenylethyl alcohol, phenylethyl acetate, and (Z)-3-hexenol.
It is important to note that while Gymnadenia orchidis has been traditionally used for various medicinal purposes and has an appealing fragrance, scientific evidence supporting these claimed medicinal properties is limited. Further research and studies are needed to validate its effectiveness and safety for these specific uses. As with any herbal remedy, it is advisable to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using Gymnadenia orchidis or any other herbal medicine, especially if you have underlying health conditions, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are taking medications. The information provided here is for educational purposes and should not replace professional medical advice.
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