Osha Root Extract

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Botanical Name: Ligusticum porteri
Extraction: 1:3 Fresh Root
Alcohol Percent: 50% - 60%
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A native of the high altitudes of the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions of the USA, the root of the osha plant is a traditional Native American herb. The related Ligusticum wallichii has been used for nearly 2,000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with most of the scientific studies of osha beening performed on the Asian species. It was known as “bear medicine” by Native Americans and early settlers after noting that bears would seek osha out when first emerging from hibernation as a stimulant. The bears would also chew it into a “cud” of sorts and drip it down to rub it into their fur. Osha is wildly aromatic, with a scent that is reminiscent of the landscape that it thrives in. This botanical has an affinity for the respiratory system and has a long history of use as such.

Ligusticum porteri is sometimes confused in the wild with poisonous hemlock, with the prominent differences being that osha root is extremely “hairy” and smells like incredibly strong celery. We work closely with mindful wild harvesters to ensure the preservation of the wild stands of osha. The osha root used in the creation of our extract is sourced fresh in a respectful way that sustains the viability of this highly treasured botanical.

Our osha tincture is made with fresh root at our extract facility in Eugene, Oregon. This exceptionally aromatic botanical extract has a pungent and distinctively spicy flavor. It can be taken alone or in water or juice. Osha extract combines well with echinacea extract, elecampane extract, or ginger extract, among others. Try adding some osha tincture to a mug of turmeric ginger tea for a further boost.

Organic grain alcohol, distilled water, and fresh osha root.

Packaging & Shipping
• 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.

• 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper.
• 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.

Please note: All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.

Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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