Osha Root, Wild Harvested
Osha Root, Wild Harvested,
Osha Root Herb is prized for it's many uses as a respected herbal remedy for a variety of ailments. Organic Osha Root is used in herbal tea, tinctures, herbal extracts and can be added to various home remedies, making an effective mixture of organic herbs. The Root can also be powdered and encapsulated.
Osha root is becoming extremely hard to sustainably harvest. In order to preserve the plants this year, we refrained from digging the larger, older, seed producing plants.
If various methods are not taken to sustain wild osha, we could see this plant go extinct in the next decade. We left the plants that will make sure osha root is available for you next year!
Unlike many herbs with medicinal use, Osha Root tea tastes wonderful, not bitter, somewhat peppery, with a celery type taste, somewhat like anise but, not really. It has a very pleasing smell and while steeping, will leave your kitchen with a delightful scent of fresh herbs!
Wild Harvested in the North Western Mountains!. Your Dried Herbs will be packaged in a sealed retail foil pouch, always guaranteed fresh or your money back! Have questions? Just ask! I love helping and sharing our experience with herbs! We take pride in filling your order as well as our relationship with you. As shown in our pictures, you can also download a really cool, Herb Preparation Worksheet with each order!
Osha root is known by many names including Porter's lovage, Porter's licorice-root, lovage, wild lovage, Porter's wild lovage, loveroot, Porter's ligusticum, bear medicine, & bear root.
The Osha plant is a perennial herb found in parts of the southwestern United States. It is important that this herb be ethically harvested as it's numbers are declining in the wild and there has been little success in cultivating the plant. The Osha plant grows in the same habitat as poison hemlock and water hemlock, highly poisonous members of the same family. Osha particularly resembles poison hemlock so extreme caution should be used if Wild Harvesting Osha root as Hemlock is deadly and can even be absorbed through the skin.
In the world of Organic Herbs, Osha Root takes its place as a very impressive herb with a long list of compounds that have been found to be Antiviral, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Expectorant, Diaphoretic, Carmative , Emetic, Analgesic, Vasodilator, & Diuretic.
In some Native American cultures, osha is referenced as "bear root" or "bear medicine." In Navajo folklore, a story is told of a bear's preference for the osha roots. The bear would consume the roots and rub them over its fur. The Navajo credit the bear with leading them to powerful medicine.
Occult and Magick folklore uses - Associated with Mystical Dreaming, Healing and Love. Used in various herbal magic spells. A commonly used magick herb among alternative religious practices.
The information we share on this website is based on research from books, the internet, research papers, and personal experience with native plants. The information contained in this website should not be considered medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. For diagnosis or treatment consult your physician.
As with any food, allergic reactions can also occur with organic herbs. If you are pregnant or breast feeding do not use this herb. Speak with a medical professional if you have any concerns or adverse reactions.