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Latin name: Orchis mascula

Sanskrit/Indian name:  Salabmisri

General information:

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.