Explore information about the orchids featured in the show. The Encylopedia of Life is a free online encyclopedia featuring information on all of the 1.8 million living species known to science. The encylopedia is compiled from existing databases and from contributions by experts and the general public from around the world.
CymbidiumLearn more about Cymbidium at the Encyclopedia of Life
Cymbidium ensifoliumLearn more about Cymbidium ensifolium at the Encyclopedia of Life
Cymbidium goeringiiLearn more about Cymbidium goeringii at the Encyclopedia of Life
Cymbidium goeringiiLearn more about Anoectochilus at the Encyclopedia of Life
Orchid remedies make use of dried flowers, leaves, roots and/or tubers, and are usually consumed in the form of tea, soups, or food additives. Here are a few medicinal orchids:
Dendrobium species taken to cure "deficiencies of the yin," such as kidney disease and indigestion. This is the oldest and most widely used orchid treament.
Uses Bletilla striata ingested to stop bleeding.
Tubers or rhizomes of Gastrodia elata used to treat conditions such as dizziness, convulsions, and hypertension.
Anoectochilus species taken to treat diseases such as pneumonia and nephritis.Learn more about Anoectochilus setaceus at the Encyclopedia of Life
Cremastra appendiculata, an orchid know as the Chinese tulip, used to trea tonsillitis and cancer.
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