This collection of scented notes explores various orchid varieties celebrated for their aromatic qualities and therapeutic benefits. The Catleya Hybrid (Aloha Case x bicalhoi) captivates with deep pink flowers and a dark cherry lip, emitting a delightful fragrance. Aerides multiflora Roxb., known by different Thai names, is prized for its healing properties, with its leaf paste used for cuts and wounds, and its powdered leaf employed as a tonic. Calanthe alpina Hook Syn. Calanthe ﬁmbriata Franch., also known as the tassels prawn spine orchid, holds medicinal value, offering relief for ailments such as stomach ulcers, hepatitis, toothache, sore throat, and joint pain. Dendrobium hymenanthum, Rchb.f. syn. Dendrobium quadrangulare C.S.P. Parish & Rchb. f. showcases tightly clustered pseudobulbs and is used to treat edema in Peninsular Malaysia. Habenaria roxburghii, Nicolson Syn. Habenaria platyphylla Spreng thrives in rugged habitats, and in Tamil Nadu, it finds use in Ayurvedic medicines to address wasting diseases, fever, blood disorders, hemorrhage, and other health concerns.
Contains Scented Notes of following in various proportions:
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Catleya Hybrid (Aloha Case x bicalhoi)
Catleya Hybrid (Aloha Case x bicalhoi) - Used in Citrus 10 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
This hybrid orchid variety exhibits compact growth, featuring deep pink blooms with a striking dark cherry lip. Despite its smaller size, it produces large flowers that are highly fragrant. Recognized for its captivating scent, this hybrid has garnered numerous awards in the past, showcasing its exceptional fragrance.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Aerides multiflora Roxb.
Thai names: Uang Kulap Malai Daeng
The leaves of this orchid species are commonly used in India and Nepal for topical application on cuts and wounds. Additionally, the powdered form of the leaves is utilized as a tonic. The tubers of the orchid have shown antibacterial properties in laboratory studies, while the leaves are believed to possess antimicrobial effects.
Calanthe alpina Hook Syn. Calanthe ﬁmbriata Franch.
Chinese name: Liusuxiaji Lan (tassels prawn spine orchid)
Medicinal names: Mayaqi (horse teeth seven). The name is same as Calanthe davidii; Jiuxilian (nine son lotus), Daxiancao (large divine herb)
Herbal Usage: It is prescribed for stomach ulcer, acute distension of the stomach, hepatitis, scrofula, toothache, sore throat, common colds, painful joints, fatigue, snake bite, and traumatic and chest injuries. Roots and stem are used to remove “heat” and toxins, relieve pain, and dispel “wind” or to hasten the disappearance of ecchymosis.
It can be used in three ways-
1- in decoction, using 15–30 g fresh herb
2- in decoction, treat chronic pharyngitis, 30 g together with Ba zhao long 60 g
3- as a paste for external application, just grinding a suitable amount of Mayaqi
The herb is collected in summer from Hebei, Shanxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan.
Dendrobium hymenanthum, Rchb.f. syn. Dendrobium quadrangulare C.S.P. Parish & Rchb. f.
Description: Pseudobulbs are club-shaped, four-angled, numerous and tightly clustered. They are found in Myanmar (Tenasserim), Peninsular Thailand, Indochina, Malaysia, Kalimantan and the Philippines.
Herbal Usage: Used to treat oedema in Peninsular Malaysia.
Habenaria roxburghii, Nicolson Syn. Habenaria platyphylla SprengThis orchid species is commonly found in the plains and scrub jungles, typically taking refuge among thorny bushes and on exposed rocks. In Tamil Nadu, it is utilized in Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda practitioners prescribe the tubers of this orchid for various conditions including wasting diseases, fever, blood disorders, hemorrhage, and fainting. In the case of snake bites, the Konda reddis in Andhra Pradesh crush about 10-15 grams of the tubers along with 2-3 grams of pepper and garlic, and consume the extract orally.
Other scent note
Tayberry, Strawberry, Pineapple, Orange, Papaya, Bergamot, Cardamom, Lemon, lemon verbana, star apple
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