Salep - Sahlep root/bulbs (Orchis mascula) - Σαλέπι
Salep is a rich, hot beverage made with hot milk and sugar that is thickened with flour made from wild orchid tubers.
Salep is valued not only for its delightful taste but for its health benefits. It's said to relieve chest congestion and bronchitis, be good for the heart, increase energy levels and sexual desire, soothe nerves, eliminate stress and fatigue giving wellness and alertness simultaneously. It is rich in starch and minerals, such as phosphorus and calcium, therefore tones the whole body. It's also believed to relieve constipation.
Can be enjoyed both hot and cold.