Latin name: Orchis mascula
Sanskrit/Indian name: Salabmisri
Legend has it that witches administered a drink made from the fresh tubers of Salep Orchid to promote true love and a drink brewed with its withered tubers to cure lovesickness!In Ayurveda, Salep Orchid has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac and a nervine tonic.
Therapeutic constituents:The tubers of Salep Orchid contain bitter principals and a volatile oil, which give the flower its key therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- As an aphrodisiac, Salep Orchid is beneficial in treating male sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction and impotence.
- It is a nervine tonic that treats stress and mental disorders.