Osha Root Respiratory, Energy and Digestion Tincture - Elk Mountain - 1oz, 2oz
Locally harvested "Rocky Mountain Ginseng," Osha root has a long history as a powerful herbal medicinal. The benefits include increased immunity, energy and stamina. At the first sign of a cold or flu, we always take two droppers of Osha, and find this practice extremely effective in preventing the pathogen from moving deeper into the body. Antiviral and antibacterial, Osha Root also serves as a digestive stimulant. It reduces bronchial inflammation from lung infections and coughs, breaks up phlegm (especially in the lungs), relieves allergy symptoms, and supports recovery after an illness. In the Spring when bears come out of hibernation, they eat osha to clear the phlegm out of their lungs from the many months of hibernation, and also to stimulate digestion and boost energy.
Osha Root Tincture Ingredients: Fresh osha root (Ligusticum Porteri), 85-95% abv local organic spirits, and Austin Family Farm raw, unfiltered honey.
Osha root, ligusticum porteri, also known as bear medicine, grows in mountains above 9,000 feet. The root is sacred to the Native Americans who used it for ceremonial purposes and to treat many health ailments. Native runners chew on the root to open up the lungs and increase stamina.
The plant leaves can be mistaken for poisonous hemlock, but the osha root has a very distinct "spicy celery" smell and is identified by this smell and its brown, hairy roots.
As an effective cold and flu remedy, it is best taken when the first symptoms are noticed: Three droppers full, three times a day, upon notice of symptoms. We love this tincture in tea. Just heat up some hot water and put a dropper full in the tea. It will turn the tea milky which is normal and evaporate some of the alcohol.