Therapeutic orchids of Asia by Singapore Memories : Medicinal Bulbophyllum – part 2
Great things in work is never done by one person, it is done by a team of people. Why not reward your staffs’ hard work by planning an interesting team workshop for them? In Jetaime Perfumery Workshop, your staffs will spend time learning about each other personality, perfume concepts and most importantly how they are able to make one by themselves.
Be prepared to be greeted by a wide range of fragrance scent when you step into the studio. Specialist in native orchids of Singapore, you will be able to enjoy the smell of these orchids at ease, without having to visit Singapore Botanic Garden.
Many people know that orchids are being commonly used in perfume, scented candles, shampoos and other daily necessities. Orchids fragrance are always around us but do we really know its real function of these orchids?
With pharmacy counter easily accessible to us, we rely on these medicines to treat our illnesses. But for people having no access to the medicine could only rely on natural resources. Most orchids have therapeutic purposes that are being used across the globe. Such example includes the following:
Bulbophyllum kwangtungense Schltr.
Medicinal name: Guangdongshidou Lan
This plant is used to treat cough, sore throat, rheumatism, traumatic injuries, reduce “heat” in the body and removing “wind” in the body. It can be either used fresh or made into powder form.
Bulbophyllum laxiflorum (Blume) Lind.
Chinese names: Fusheshidou Lan, Yashe Lan
Chinese medicinal names: Shizao, Shiduo, Yanduo, Jinduo, Shimi, Duyiyanzhu
This plant clear phlegm, help improve appetite and digestion, speed up recovery from fractures. Not only that, it is also used to treat rheumatism, high fever and epilepsy.
Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. ex Wall.
Chinese name: Duantingshiduo Lan
The plant poultice is used in Nepal to treat burns on the skin.
Bulbophyllum levinei Schltr.
Chinese name: Chibanshidou Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Duyeyanzhu
It is used to treat swelling, sore throat, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, fever and thirst. It can be either apply externally using paste made from the plant or consumed as dried herbs.
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