Therapeutic orchids of Asia by Singapore Memories : Medicinal Bulbophyllum
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Continuing from the previous post, below are still the therapeutic orchids from Bulbophyllum genus:
Bulbophyllum levinei Schltr.
Chinese name: Chibanshidou Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Duyeyanzhu
Entire plant is used to treat swellings. It “beneﬁts yin, reduces heat”, and is thus used to treat sore throat, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, fever and thirst.
It can be either consume through decoction of the plant or apply externally by making it into paste.
Bulbophyllum lobbii Lindl.
Thai name: lin fa in Ubon Rachthani
In Thailand, the leaves of this plant are used to treat external burns.
Bulbophyllum odoratissimum (Sm.) Lindl. ex Wall.
Chinese names: Mihuashidou Lan, Xiaohaoshi Ganlan, Shimi, Mitoushidou Lan
Medicinal name: Guoshangye; Xiaoguoshangye; Shicuanlian
Myanmar name: Thazin hmwe
This entire plant is used for therapeutic purposes. Chinese medical recorded that this plant benefits lungs, clears phlegm, stops the coughing of blood in tuberculosis, and relieves bronchitis, sore throat and joint pain. It also helps in the recovery of traumatic injuries, knife wound and fractures.
Bulbophyllum pectenveneris (Gagnep) Seidenf.
Chinese name: Huanghuajuanban Lan, Huanghuashitou Lan
It has the ability to reduce stasis of blood, improve circulation and stop pain in the joints, muscles and bones.
Photo credits: Google, Orchid of Borneo, IOSPE PHOTOS, The American Orchid Society