Contains Scented Notes of following in various proportions:
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Sophrolaeliocattleya Mahalo Jack
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris Syn. Bulbophyllum lepidum (Blume) J.J. Sm., Cirrhopetalum lepidum (Blume) Schltr.
Thai names: Phet phra in, Sa mai, Khon dam phi
Widely distributed in Southeast Asia but not further east than Borneo. The olive-green ﬂowers are found throughout the year with a peak during the rainy seasons which are determined by monsoons. In Thailand, the pseudobulb is widely used to treat oedema whereas the entire plant is used to treat liver dysfunction.
Coelogyne fuscescens Lindl.
Chinese name: Hechunbeimu Lan
Thai names: Sing to, phaya rat, phao hin
Herbal Usage: The whole plant is considered aphrodisiac in Thailand.Stems are also used to treat burns and otitis media. In Nepal, abdominal pain is treated with juice extracted from pseudobulbs or a poultice made with it.
Dactylorhiza viridis (Linn.) R.M. Bateman, Pridgeon and M.W. Chase syn. Coeloglossum viride Hartm.
Chinese names: Woshe Lan (nest tongue orchid), Luhua-woshe Lan (green ﬂower nest tongue orchid, Nanhulinyuzi Lan (South Lake orchid), Aoshe Lan (nest tongue orchid), Shoushen (hand ginseng), Aoshezhanglie Lan
Tibetan medicinal name: Wangla
Alaskan name: frog orchid
It's a winter orchid. In Alaska, the temperature may drop to minus 50 oC in winter, with severe desiccation during long winter months, yet the orchid survives.
Phytochemistry: The functional groups of the compounds suggest that D. viride extracts may have a neuroprotective effect.
Aphrodisiacal properties of D. hatagirea were studied in Wistar strain male albino rats. Rats fed the orchid had a 2.5-fold increase in attraction to females compared with the testosterone-treated.
In Singapore and other parts of southern Asia, one may ﬁnd the orchid among the constituents of health supplements which are marketed as revitalising, rejuvenating, or aphrodisiac. Dactylorhiza as salep is also considered to be an aphrodisiac in Iran, Turkey and the Colchis Forest area of Georgia in the Caucasus.
Dendrobium sinense T. Tang & F.T. Wang
Chinese name: Hua shihu (Chinese Dendrobium)
A phenanthre-nequinone, denbinobin B, with antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, and 3 known phenanthrenes were isolated from whole plant. 4 compounds, 3,4,30-trimethoxy-5,40-dihydroxy- bibenzyl, aloifolI, dihydroxy-3,4-dimethoxy- bibenzyl, and longicornuol A, showed slight cytotoxicity when compared with placitaxil.
Herbal Usage: The entire plant is used as shihu.
Eulophia bicallosa (D. Don) P.F.Hunt & Summerh.
Chinese names: Taiwan Meiguan Lan (Taiwan beautiful crown orchid), Lianchiyangersuan (sickle wing goat ear garlic)
Japanese name: Yukoku-ran (deep valley orchid)
Description: This is widely distributed from Japan (Kyushu and Okinawa) and Taiwan, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Yunnan, Guzhou and Xizang provinces.
The whole plant to enrich qi. It enriches the blood. It is employed as an antipyretic and an antidote for the treatment of tuberculosis, tuberculous lymph- adenopathy, sores and ulcers, abdominal pain or distension and schistosomiasis.
Other scent note
Ozonic accords, Celery, Aloe Vera, Fern, Water, Patchouli, Spruce, Peppermint
Scentopia Library Reference ingredient
River Peppermint- Sentosa's plants - Check details at Scentopia's scent library
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