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Aphrodisiacs and the Salep cure

Reference #: 364
Submit Date: 25 Dec 2002
Browse Category: aphrodisiac
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Treatment used: salep
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Country of Remedy: norther europe
Remedy Source: Johan's Guide to Aphrodisiacs
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Remedy Description

Salep is the parboiled and dried root of several species belonging to the

orchid family (Orchidaceae). The similarity between the roots and

testicles, and the high contents of mucilage, early gave rise to the firm

belief that salep is a potent aphrodisiac. The name derives from the Arab

khusa ath-tha'lab, which was shortened to sahleb, and which means fox


In Germany the latin name of salep was Radix satyrii officinalis, from

satyrium referring to uninhibited sexual habits.

A classical preparation is to boil milk with salep and some cinnamon,

cloves and ginger for five minutes and drink it while still warm. The

Swedish "St„rcckande Lattwerg af St††ndroot" from the early 18th century

also includes parsnip and the root of Eryngium campestre as well as

various spices.

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