Salep (Latin name: Orchis Sp.) belongs to the Orchidaceae family. It grows in Europe and in colder climates such as Scandinavia and Siberia. It retains its leaves all year round but blooms from May to June, while its seeds ripen in July. Its name derives from the ancient Greek word «ὄρχις», due to the appearance of the root of the plant. Another name for it is «Σερνικοβότανο», as it was previously thought that all women who took it had male children.
Health Benefits and Uses
Salep has medicinal properties and is considered to be of high nutritional value. Due to its high starch content, when it comes in contact with water it dissolves and turns into a thick liquid. This type of drink is ideal for relieving coughs and asthma. At the same time, due to its nutritional value, it is considered that it strengthens the immune system and even accelerates the recovery of various diseases.
Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.