Orchid fascinated mankind for more than 3,000 years, not only for their aesthetic beauty but also with healing power. Mountain orchids of the genus Orchis (Orchis mascula, Orchis militaris) are ones that are getting salep. These orchids which are suitable for the production of orchid a unique structure, the root has a oval shape and comprises two bulbs. Greater feeds flower bulb, while smaller reservations. The idea of making a drink of this magical flower belongs to the Turks, because of their religious belief. In the eighth century, they receive according to Islam and their belief should not drink alcoholic beverages. This led to the idea of drinking hot salep milk drink for warm up during cold winters.
Ruth of wild orchid wash, boiled, dried and finally ground in the form of flour. That is the essence of this warm and balmy drink.
Healing power of salep comes from (glukomanan) who treat respiratory problems such as bronchitis or cough. Stimulates the heart and mind, stop diarrhea and warms the body. Especially when consumed with ginger or cinnamon, the effect intensifies. Unless you possess these healing properties, salep believe that is a great aphrodisiac.
Because the roots of orchid used to make salep have rather suggestive shape, or form a pair testicles this wonderful drink and history is used as an aphrodisiac. In fact the name Orchid comes from the Greek name Orkis which means testicle. Salep is very powerful fighter against male infertility, increased sperm volume, the number of sperm and generally improve its quality, salep certainly helps with sexual impotence, raising libido etc. According to the principles of God’s pharmacy believe that by consuming plants that resemble organ of the human body, you will get the same health.