SALEP

OTHER NAME(S):

Couillon de Chien, Couillon de Renard, Cuckoo Flower, Damette, Folle Femelle, Levant Salep, Morion, Orchid, Orchis Bouffon, Orchis Casque, Orchis Mascula, Orchis morio, Petite Dame des Prés, Sahlep, Salep Orchid, Saloop, Satirion Femelle, Satyrion, Soupe à Vin.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Salep is a plant. The root (tuber), powdered and added to water, is used as medicine.

People take salep for digestion problems including heartburn, gas (flatulence), and indigestion. Salep is also used for diarrhea, particularly in children.

How does it work?

Salep contains a mucus-like substance that might help soothe the digestive tract.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of salep for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Salep might be safe for most people, but the possible side effects aren't known.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of salep during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for SALEP Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of salep depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for salep. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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REFERENCES:

  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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