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This beautiful orchid is locally called
"Dai Orchid", because it flowers during the Dai water splashing
festival and is then used as an aromatic ornament in Dai ladies' hair.
The species name means "chryso" = gold, "toxum"
= seed. The "seed of gold" has been an essential and crucial
element in pre-christian alchemy for creating gold. It was a mysterious
substance, which aided the transformation of minerals into gold. As
a "seed" it has always been present in the alchemists' concoctions.
In the personal and spiritual transformations of the alchemists, the
"seed of gold" is always present in a person, much as Yin
is nestled as a "seed" in Yang, and ultimately triggers the
necessary change. Therefore, personal spiritual maturity, which came
about through a sequence of transmutations, aimed at achieving the golden
change, which was synonym with the qualities of a true master, with
longevity, and an all emcompassing state of love. For this final stage
of personal achievement, the "seeds of gold" were of pivotal
In Chinese medical philosophy, humans are borne in the state of Yang.
Therefore, throughout life, the more elusive forces of Yin have to be
added to a person. Hence, Yin tonifying plants are of greatest importance
to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and are considered long-life medication.
When drinking the tea of the flowers of this Gold Orchid, the effects
on the more caring, harmonious, and restoring nature (Yin) can be felt
The gold coloured Dendrobium chrysotoxum in the hair of a Bulang lady.
The other two species are D. nobile and D. crepidatum.
The flowers of the Gold Orchid are dried and used as tea. The aroma
has a pleasant honey scent. Just one flower in a glass of water already
infuses a distinct aromatic change. 10 flowers make a rich Yin invigorating
The flowers, can also be eaten, and after using them in tea, they can
be used in bakery or marmelade.
In traditional local medicine, the Gold Orchid tea is applied to strengthen
Yin for a balanced Yin and Yang, for supporting feminine characteristica
of harmony and reproductivity. The "Gold Tea" contributes
to happy moods and a sound sleep undisturbed by dreams.
The genetic variability of the plants is high. Some flowers exhibit
a slightly more dark red inner part. The all, howevere, flirt bees and
people alike with their strong aromatic honey scent.
Most Dendrobium species during dry season shed leaves and turn into
plants that resemble a cactus. This is a perfect adaptation to the dry
and sun-drenched habitats up in the trees. In extreme years they face
6 months without rain and their hosting tree might even shed its leaves.
Therefore, Dai people traditionally planted this orchid on the roofs
of their houses. Nowadays, with the ugly new roofs made from all sorts
of artificial material (the old roof tiles were burned rice field mud),
which for some odd reason have to be in the most artificial blue color,
do of course not provide any suitable substrate for orchids.
Also the stems of the Gold Orchid are used in Chinese Medicine. Recent
scientific research found active polysaccharids with a proven effect
on the immune system and for treating diabetes.
Dried stems of Dendrobium chrysotoxum
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Dendrobium species during dry season shed leaves and turn into plants
that resemble a cactus. This is a perfect adaptation to the dry and sun-drenched
habitats up in the trees. In extreme years they face 6 months without
rain and their hosting tree might even shed its leaves. Therefore, Dai
people traditionally planted this orchid on the roofs of their houses.
Dendrobium species are nowadays used for Chinese medicine. We are producing
orchids under natural conditions and we care in special
projects for the survival of orchid mother plants in their
also specialize in cold tolerant orchid genus from South China, Tibet,
North Myanmar (Burma), Northern Thailand, and North Vietnam.
of our species and hybrids from tissue culture can be kept outdoors in
Europe and the USA during most parts of the year.
exclusively work with importers on long term arrangements. Their partnership
enables us to protect the diversity of orchids in their natural environments
under our care.
you be interested to work with us as a distributor for your country, please
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For orchid importers:
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Imagine, the traceability of your supply chain leads your
customers to the tropical jungles of the Mekong river and to the Himalayan
mountains where Tibet meets Yunnan. Immerged in diverse culture and rich
biodiversity, your customers can visit the places and people where your
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support the livelihood of local ethnic communities.
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