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 (31)

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!

Deb Przepasniak Mar 11th 2021

Osha root

I know this medicine is precious now since so many people are using it for those who have the virus. I will mix it with the red willow and use it for my prayer for the people.

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