Orchis incarnata, latifolia. A perennial herb of the Orchid family. Inhabits wet meadows, edges of swamps, along the banks of rivers and lakes. Blooms in June and the first half of July. Drug purpose use tuberous roots, like other types of orchids. They are known in medicine under the name of "salep". Application. Salep anti-inflammatory, tonic and energizing the blood effect. It is used as an effective tonic and tonic for nervous exhaustion, impotence, weakness after severe debilitating diseases and senility. In Tibetan and Mongolian medicine salep accept as a means of stimulating the vital functions of the body and strengthens the forces conducive to longevity. In modern scientific medicine, the tubers salep used in powder form, reaching for the preparation of mucous broths with poisoning poisons and diarrhea. Very often the salep used in pediatric practice as a soothing and coating agent in the lesions of intestinal catarrh and diarrhea. Nutritional properties of tubers of orchids were used by the Persians (Iranians) in the conquest of new lands. They dug and stocked a large number of tubers this plant. In the absence of familiar food in the long campaigns, the soldiers waited a long time to go without food, eating only mashed tubers along with water or milk. A total of 40 grams (1.4 oz) of powder from the crushed tubers of this plant reimburse the person the daily requirement of nutrients. Jelly from the tubers. 5 - 10 grams (0.17 – 0.35 oz) of crushed powder of raw pour 1 Cup boiling water, boiling broth or milk, stir until a thick slime, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of good wine and mix thoroughly. Take 1/4 Cup 4 times a day. The seeds of orchids are extremely small. They can only be viewed at high magnification. In mass they look like brown powder. A charge mass of 0.1 gram (1.54 gr) contains more than 5,000 seeds.