Orchis Maculata

Scientific Name: Orchis Maculata L.
English Name: Spotted Orchis
Other Names in English: Salep.
Family: Orchidaceae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Hot and moist.
1- If pounded Early Purple Orchid eaten up to 8 grams, it is expectorant and soften the chest, astringent, tonic and nutritious, it is haemapoietic, strengthens the nerves, it is useful for treating tetanus, dry seizures, paralysis and Parkinson. It is good for children and people with sensitive stomachs.
2- If you brew and drink it, it is laxative and is good for ear congestion.
3- Mix it with boiled milk and drink it before breakfast for 5 days. Treats a cough which is caused by blood and yellow bile.
4- Mix its pulverized powder with a little cocoa powder and some milk. Eating it is beneficial for children who are weak.
5- If you eat it with dilute vinegar, it increase the sexual power.
6- Hold it in your mouth and suck. Relieves dry coughs and hoarseness.
7- Knead its powder with rose oil and olive oil and rub it on the head. It is effective for hair growth and preventing hair loss.
Note: It is harmful for the aperture of stomach and for hot temperaments, eating too much of it causes weakness of the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system.
Early purple orchid leaves
If a woman pound it with saffron and some musk and puts it in the uterus as a suppository and sleeps with her husband, if there is no specific physiological defect, she will most likely get pregnant the first time.


This is the underground gland which is an herbaceous and perennial plant of the Orchidaceae family that has different species. The underground part of early purple orchid has two glands from which the small roots come out, a hollow gland that is the originator of the plant and the second is a full gland that is for the production and growth of the plant next year and the same filled gland is used as medicine and food. The leaves of early purple orchid are similar to the leaves of the iris, elongated with linear veins. The color of the underground gland shell is pink and the inside is white. It tastes sweet, viscous and a little spicy.

Chemical Constituents

The preliminary phytochemical screening showed that the crude extract of Orchis mascula contained alkaloids, saponins, tannins, phenolics, terpenes, sterols and flavonoids(9). The tuber of Orchis mascula contained glucoside, bitter substance, saponins 4%, starch 2.7- 21.92%, mucilage 48%, moisture 10.62%, sugar 1%, nitrogenous compounds 5 %, albumen, a trace of volatile oil and ash 2% containing chiefly phosphates and chlorides of potassium and lime.

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