Orchids are the largest
of the plant kingdom, with more than 20, 000 species throughout the world. Its beautiful flowers and their botanical characteristics make them highly sought after and appreciated. Its two underground tubers have awakened from the time the remote idea about testicles. The name
comes from the Latin orquis (testicle)
Forests of trees and lush mountain
of sites throughout Europe. Is originally from Asia Minor.
perennial plant of the
of orchids, which reaches 15 to 30 cms. tall. Its leaves are oblong reddish -
stains. The tuberous root is, with two tubers mixed.
Properties and indications:
in Arab countries flour is extracted from the tubers of
and other similar species of orchids, known as salep. The
of this word is to be found in the Arab Yosa ataleb (fox testicles) The salep contains
50% mucilages, 25% starch, 5%
and 1% sugar. It is widely appreciated as an emollient
antidiarrhoeal and invigorating. It is recommended in
. It is
food of choice in
. In the eastern countries is given to convalescents and Asten (weak and fatigued) The root is used. Regenerates power. General tonic. Indicated in
, inflammation of the
, exhaustion abuse of the marriage, and so on.
be prepared in the form of
, porridge or soup. At present comes from the eastern countries, because orchids are protected in most countries of Europe.
Used in cooking, four grams of the flat by half
of water, divided into several cups
day. Can be done with the cooking broth or milk.
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