Osha Root Whole

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Botanical Name: Ligusticum porteri
Origin: Canada
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We are proud to offer this treasured botanical which has been organically cultivated. These precious plants are grown for many years, taking 7 to 8 years to reach a size mature enough for harvesting the roots. This farming practice helps to protect and preserve the existing patches of osha in the wild. Overharvesting wild populations is a genuine concern for this amazing herb.

Osha is indigenous to the high elevation meadows of the Rocky Mountain and Southwest areas of the United States. It is a member of the Apiaceae or carrot family, which is reflected in its appearance. Osha’s leaves resemble parsley and have hollow stems that exhibit a reddish tint at the base. The plants tend to cluster and form generous clumps in deep, moist soils, reaching heights of 6 to 7 feet. Its coveted spicy, warming, and bitter root is fibrous with a wrinkly dark brown exterior.

The name “osha” comes from the Native American word for bear, stemming from the relationship that bears seem to have with this plant. Bears tend to feed on osha after hibernation and have often been seen dripping it down onto their fur. Ligusticum porteri can be created into multiple herbal preparations. Most commonly it is made into tea, crafted into syrup with honey, ground into a powder, or tinctured. This highly revered herbal ally has a wonderful affinity for the respiratory system and offers a wealth of other healthful benefits.

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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