Salep is an orchid whose root (tuber) is dried and powdered. People take salep to cure digestion problems, heartburn, gas (flatulence), and indigestion. Salep is also used as a remedy for diarrhea, particularly in children.


The powder of Salep is to be mixed with cold milk or water, boiled until it gets thick. In this warm state, it can really sooth a sore throat and take away that cold during blistery winter days. Adding cinnamon dust will make it even more pleasurable. Enjoy!