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

Limited to 5 packages per order.


Reviews (32)

Jennifer Chan Sep 27th 2021

Wonderful company!

I ordered some of these packages of Oasha because my son, myself and husband all are having issues with a cough at the moment. When our package arrived the USPS had placed it into a zip lock bag and delivered it to the house. Upon unpacking found that the entire package was wet with an apology from USPS, not specifying why. 2 packages of root were damage as they had somehow managed to condense with water inside their packages. This company was super kind in getting me a replacement for the 2 that were damaged. Thank you all so much! I love the smell of this herb! I love working with it to relieve cough.

Deborah Husted Mar 28th 2021

Osha Root

this is excellent, chewing on some now....I love to have this around for cold, flu, and allergy season. Boiled down to a tea or tincture with ginger root and add raw local honey after it cools some, sprinkle in cinnamon! Awesome, you will feel great! I healed myself from Bronchitis in 3 days with this before!

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