Since ancient times it is believed that salep rejuvenates, strengthens, cleans and rests the body. He has the almost magical ability to awaken sexual desire and improve male potency. Mostly used is so called mucus from the salep, which is produced by mixing salep powder and water, but there are many recipes for the preparation of salep, so unless water, it can be prepared with milk, chocolate or fruit juices.
According to biochemical composition it has the most carbohydrates, mainly starch, a little bit protein, and there are fats and acids. It is confirmed the great healing benefit of salep, because she thin layer binds to the mucous membrane, fully coats and protects it against negative influences, and helps in case of sore throat, prolonged cough, asthma, and it is beneficial for regenerating when there is inflammation of the stomach and intestinal walls.
It helps with ulcer of the stomach and duodenum. Quickly and effectively treats diarrhea in children.
In the past salep was used for recovery of grave illnesses, and there was a belief that it accelerates the healing of wounds, and on the affected area were placed coatings from salep
In a bowl put 200 ml of water to boil. Before it starts making bubbles, put 1-2 teaspoons of salep powder and mix it for no longer than one minute. Mostly in salep for preparation at home is added sugar, but if you want it sweeter you can add plus sugar by taste. Let it cool down, for the drink to be lukewarm. For a more pronounced taste, sprinkle it with cinnamon.
Melt 100g chocolate with a teaspoon of butter or margarine. In the mixture add 10g salep powder. Stir well. Consume it when cooled and hardened. Its taste is amazing.
Boil a little bit 300 ml milk and add 10 g salep powder. Cook it over on a low heat until the mixture thickens and becomes like pudding. Sweeten it with vanilla sugar and sprinkle it with cinnamon. Drink it warm.