Dried Northern Osha Bear Root (Ligusticum filicinum)
Native Americans have used this plant extensively for thousands of years. They considered the Osha very sacred and crucial for their survival during harsh conditions. This batch of Osha was harvested near Black Canyon about 1 mile from Wilson, Wyoming, cleaned, chopped and tinctured by Ben Clark who is the owner and operator of American Wilderness Botanicals.
Ingredients: Wildcrafted Osha Root wild harvested near Jackson Hole on October 8th, 2022.
Usage: "We use it extensively in colds, flu, sore throats, and bronchial infections. The tincture or the tea is antibacterial, and can be used as a wash or compress on cuts, abrasions, infected wounds, ulcers, or herpes sores.." (Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalism)
Dosage: Break off a pea sized piece of root and chew for a while until the bitter taste subsides and then you can discard it like you would a piece of chewing gum. You may use a piece of the root to make a tea like you would any loose leaf tea with a tea ball or a tea strainer. Do not use this product for more than 10 to 14 days unless recommended by a healthcare professional. We advise that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications as there could be an interaction with pharmaceutical medication.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Admnistration. This product & information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
For further information on wildcrafted herbs, tinctures and herbal medicine including wildcrafting please check out this fascinating Wyoming PBS Farm to Fork with John Mionczynski video link: