Osha Root



Known as “Bear Root” or “Snake Root”, this Native American herb has been used for medical remedies, plant smudging, and therapeutic purposes, and can be found high in the Black Hills.
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This important Native American herb is a wild-crafted plant, found at very high elevations west of the Black Hills.

Ligusticum porteri
Some people call this Bear Root and some people call it Snake Root. It has a very strong odor, something like a spicy celery-like scent.
For medicinal applications, this American Indian herb can be brewed as a herbal remedy for relieving respiratory disorders and fevers.
Osha Root can also be used to flavor traditional smoking mixtures.

In ceremony, pieces of the root are burned on the hot rocks during sweatlodge as part of Native American ceremonial smudging.
This is a VERY popular herb and Native American tradition assigns much therapeutic effect to this plant.

1/2 ounce package
*Note: All measurements are approximate.


Reviews (5)

J . P Jones Dec 18th 2019

osha Root

Poor quality osha is dry, brittle, and overpriced. Will osha ever return to $2.50 for 1/2 oz?

Roger L Hatfield Aug 21st 2019


Nice bags of Osha, we thought we were buying the root to plant, not the dried version. We will use it anyway... I would like to be able to buy Native Tobacco for this company?

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