Orchis mascula or Salep Orchid,Salabmisri and famous mucilage source.
- Basic Botanical Data of Orchis mascula.
- Plant Description of Orchis mascula.
- Orchis mascula Cultivation details and Propagation.
- Phytochemicals and Constituents of Orchis mascula.
- Edible Uses and Medicinal Uses:Orchis mascula.
- Love herbs and Orchis mascula.
- Research Update:Orchis mascula,Salabmisri.
Applications and Properties:
Nutritions:The most important constituent is mucilage, amounting to 48 per cent. It also contains sugar 1 per cent), starch (2.7 per cent), nitrogenous substance (5 per cent), and when fresh a trace of volatile oil. It yields 2 per cent of ash, consisting chiefly of phosphates and chlorides of potassium and calcium.
Libido Boosting:Orchis mascula is famous in boosting libido and Recent research indicates that sexual problems are highly prevalent in both sexes as it is estimated that 10% to 52% of men and 25% to 63% of women encounter them.
A genus of terrestrial orchids which yield the Salep of commerce.The tubers contain a bitter principle and a volatile oil. They are used as a farinaceous food, nervine tonic and aphrodisiac. They yield a lot of mucilage with water and form a jelly that is supposed to be nutritious and useful in diarrhea, dysentery and chronic fevers. Orchis mascula, Linn. (Salabmisri, Salep orchid):Nerve stimulant and revigorating tonic that has long been known for its value in cases of sexual weakness. It has also been tested recently for cases of nervous debility.
Salep (see following for more details) is very nutritive, astringent, expectorant and demulcent. It has been used as a diet of special value for children and convalescents, being boiled with water, flavoured and prepared in the same way as arrowroot. Rich in mucilage, it forms a soothing and demulcent jelly that is used in the treatment of irritations of the gastro-intestinal canal. One part of salep to fifty parts of water is sufficient to make a jelly. The tuber, from which salep is prepared, should be harvested as the plant dies down after flowering and setting seed.
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- 1.Orchis mascula or Salep Orchid,Salabmisri and famous mucilage source.
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