Osha Root

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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 (2)

Christina Downs Jul 15th 2019

Excellent Quality and Quantity.

There were approximately 4 pieces of osha in this package. The largest was about 2" long and a little over 1/2" in diameter. The others gradually reduced in size. Solid pieces, not brittle and falling apart or thin hairy roots.

Frannyï Mar 25th 2019

Osha Root

Very clean, well harvested, excellent quality.

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