Osha - 1 oz
Only available in the United States.
Price: $10.00 for 1 oz
Osha – Lingusticum canbyi, L. filicinum, L. grayi, L. porter, L. scoticum, L. tennuifolium
Promotes Qi circulation, reduces mucus in the lungs, stimulates the lungs, and provides resiliency to the alveolar sac. Arapahoe runners chew the Osha root to increase their endurance, as it is known to increase the respiratory capacity. Some of the Native Americans consider Osha to be a sacred plant. They would wear a medicine pouch / around their ankle with a piece of the root to ward off rattlesnakes and to prevent illness. Osha has been used for altitude sickness, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, coughs, colds, flu, fever, laryngitis, lung infection, pain, placenta retention, herpes, pneumonia, rheumatism, sinus infection, stomach ache, sore throat/tonsillitis, TB, stalled labor.
Family: Osha is from the Apiaceae (Parsley) Family.
Function: Promote Sweating and Dispel Wind-Cold
Effects: Immune and circulatory stimulant, vaso / bronchial dilator, analgesic, antibacterial, antibiotic, antihistamine, antiviral, carminative, bitter, aromatic, alterative, anesthetic, antifungal, antirheumatic
Preparation: Tincture, cold infusion, short decoction
Other Uses: Osha root can be burned as an incensed for purification, enhance your dreams, or increase psychic ability. Some Native Americans will smoke it with their tobacco and other herbs in their religious ceremonies
Edible Uses: Osha root is known for its spicy celery smell and taste, thus the leaves are edible. The root was traditionally boiled in the meat by the Apache Indians.
Caution: Do not use if pregnant as it is a uterine stimulant, or if blood or yin deficient.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.