saalama imaXaIm, Salabmishri, Salep, Orchid


Sanskrit: Sálam-mi¤hrí

saalama imaXaI

Hindi: Salabmishri

English :  Salep ,   Orchid

Latin: Orchis

mascula Linn. (O. latifolia, O. Laxiflora, Allium Macleani)

Part Used: Root Habitat: Iran, Af- ghanistan Energetics:


sweet P

Tissues: Blood, marrow/nerve, reproductive Systems: Nervous, reproductive, excretory Action: Restorative/invigorative tonic

Uses: Wasting diseases, diabetes, chronic diarrhea, dysentery, nervous or sexual debility, hemiplegia, paralysis, general weakness, impotence. Preparation: One teaspoon of powdered root to one cup of boiled milk

Precaution: Avoid chilies, acids, very spicy foods, intoxicants, staying awake through the night, and sexual acts, when taking this herb

Part Used: Root, milk, stalk, leaves

Habitat: A climbing plant throughout India; in the

Himalayas under 5,000 feet.

Energetics: Sweet. bitter-cold-sweet P- VK+ Tissues: Plasma, blood, marrow/nerves Systems: Circulatory, nervous

Action: The root is an alterative tonic, diuretic, diaphoretic

Uses: Stalks and leaves—decoction for skin erup- tions, hearing disorders, fevers. Root decoction — skin diseases, syphilis, elephantiasis, loss of sen- sation, hemiplegia, loss of appetite, blood purifier, kidney and urinary disorders. It is best taken with other herbs.

Preparation: Decoction, powder, pills

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