Osha root, also known as Ligusticum porteri, is a perennial plant native to the Rocky Mountains. Its unique and potent herbal properties have been used for centuries by indigenous tribes for medicinal purposes.
Osha root contains volatile oils, tannins, and other beneficial compounds that make it useful in treating respiratory infections such as coughs and colds. It works by increasing oxygen intake and improving lung function.
Additionally, Osha root's anti-inflammatory effects make it effective in treating sore throats, bronchitis, and asthma. Other potential benefits include boosting the immune system to fend off illness and supporting digestion.
This plant is on the endangered species list due to overharvest. This plant takes a very long time to grow in nature and wildcrafting should not be done on plants found in the wild to protect the plant species. When purchasing this plant through herb sources check to ensure that they are using sustainable practices when sourcing this plant.
Our store only sources from reputable dealers that can prove their practices sustain the plant species. We also only purchase small quantities a few times a year to limit our footprint on this plant's endangered status.
We feel as though it is important to maintain the availability of such a useful and needed plant. If you are able to grow this plant, please do so.
Medical disclaimer: Our store staff cannot diagnose, treat, or prescribe herbal medicine. Please remember to consult with a naturopath doctor, or a medical doctor before using herbs for your health, as plants carry medical qualities that can and may interact with current or future medications, conflict with certain illness and disease, and or be otherwise harmful to your health if misused. Herbs and their claims are not approved, or regulated by the FDA