Does salep increase potential?
Even today a lot of people depend on salep for strength, especially in the places with a large islamic population, where the arab medical culture has been around for the longest time.
Orientals are convinced that salep is the best substance for strengthening the reproductive power. Muslims believe that salep helps with strengthening the organism, and that it restores potential. Because of that it’s recommended to older men to drink salep daily, especially for those who have young wives.
When the flowers are dug up,
Salep is a secretive and miraculous cure.
Salep is typically a slimy mass. The effects of which are very wholesome and useful. It’s an effective cure for an inflamed mucosa, above all it prevents all kinds of catarrhs, especially in children
How the cure is made from
The salep is used in a so called salep slush, if it’s taken in the form of an enema, as a sweet substance against red catarrhs with diarrhea, works especially well for children.
In pharmacies it’s prepared in the following way: 1 g of salep powder and 1 g of lactose are mixed well and then put into a measured bottle. The mixture is then mixed with 2 g of alcohol, then 10-15 g of hot water is poured over it. It’s shaked a little then the rest of the hot water is added, so it all adds up to 100 g. The substance is then shaken until it has fully cooled down, and until the slush is equally dense. Children normally don’t like to drink this substance, that’s why it’s mixed with orange, lemon, cherry and similar juices.
When the salep is cooked in water or milk, honey is added, spices (cinnamon), and drunk whilst it’s warm. It’s believed that salep is a good substance for strengthening the organism.
Salep can also be grown
How does the flower that makes salep look like? They’re beautiful flowers, colourful, small and lengthy. They bloom from spring to the first half of summer, which depends on the altitude.
The herb has a few slender roots and two fries. The fry that breaks open from the ground in the spring is bigger, but it’s folded up, soft and dark, and the other beside it is smaller, juicy, strong, full, young and bright. As the summer pases, young fries start growing, and the old ones die off.
The salep fries come in different sizes and shapes. Some are egg shape, some are narrow. The rounded fries have the size of a walnut. The rounded ones have red or violet coloured flowers and narrow leaves. The narrow ones have spotted and wide leaves.
Over here salep can be found readily in fields and meadows, often times grouped together, one next to another, along with the Colchicum pieperianum, spruce tree and bitterwort.
Gathering and preparation
Only take the young fries, whilst the herb is blossoming. Herbalists take them even after blossoming. Be especially careful with the colchicum pieperianum (which is open but there are also other plants that are open). The salep has to be taken from the same place every fifth year.
The dug up fries are cleaned from the ground, washed with cold water, put up on a wire or on a net, lowered into hot water (which has a bit of sugar), hold for a few minutes, up until the water starts boiling or hot water is poured. Then their dried either out in the sun or in a dryer at 70 degrees. The hot water kills the microorganisms and that salep can be kept for longer.
Dry salep fries look as follows: Round, heart shaped, V shaped, very sturdy, shaped like horns and fairly heavy ( they look like gravel), a bit transparent on the surface, 1-7 cm in length, and 1-3 cm thick. On the top they have marks from the stem bud. On the surface they’re unevenly wrinkled. They have a gray-black or white-yellow colour. They’re tasteless and slimy, they also have no smell.