Orchis Mascula

Synonyms: Early Purple Orchid.
Cyrillic synonym: Ятрышник Мужской.


Orchis mascula, which is alleged to have aphrodisiac properties, has been used in herbal preparations for male sexual disorders. Salep, a flour made from the dried ground tubers of Orchis mascula and various other species of orchid, contains a nutritious mucilage called bassorin; ice-cream made from salep is a great delicacy in Turkey.


Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Rus.: Speman (Спеман); Speman Forte (Спеман
Форте); Tentex (Тентекс).
Published May 08, 2019.