Salep – Drink With So Many Health Benefits

Salep’ Is Known For Its Healing Powers
In Turkey, salep is respected not only for its lovely taste, but also for its health benefits. Salep helps relieve chest congestion and prevents bronchitis. It empowers the heart, increases energy levels and boost sexual desire. Also, it is believed to ease constipation.

Where To Buy Salep
If it happens to you to travel in Turkey, the best choice is to take some authentic salep from there. On the other hand, you can search for salep at some Turkish, Greek or Middle Eastern markets. Also, there are some websites that sell Turkish products.
Here is an easy recipe for salep that you can prepare it at home.

Ingredients
• 1 tbsp. salep flour
• 2 cups milk
• 2 tsp. sugar
• cinnamon
• optional dash of orange blossom water, rose water, chopped pistachios or walnuts

1. Mix the salep and the sugar in a small saucepan. Add the milk. Stir slowly until just combined.
2. Put the mixture over a low heat, and stir constantly until thickened, for about 10 minutes.
3. Turn off the heat. Pour the salep into mugs and sprinkle the top with plenty of cinnamon.
Even though, salep is especially good for cold days, you can drink this beverage each time of the year enjoying its delightful taste.

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