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



Reviews (39)

Kris Nov 14th 2022

Osha root

Works great to keep you healthy! Received it quickly and was just what I wanted!

Shirley Oct 26th 2022

Works great

I was given some Osha root from having bronchitis, a sore throat, etc. About 4-6 hrs later I could swallow and breathe better and the phlegm started breaking up. I was getting better the next day and back to normal a few days later.

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