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.
Current stock: 0
View Full Product Info


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



Reviews (35)

Fred Langan Apr 1st 2022

Osha Root

This is a very special medicine for me as I carry a medicine bag with it in it all the time. I have used this for throat, sinus and overall health issues with much success

Ellen Parker Jan 25th 2022

Bear Root aka OSHA root

This is a wonderful medicinal root it's smell evokes ancient memories. Use it for cold like symptoms and it works like magic to eliminate all symptoms.

Additional Info

Additional Info