Otherwise known as love root, bear root or most commonly known as bear medicine.The reasoning? Bears tend to chew these wonderful roots into a dilute paste and rub the maceration into their fur by rolling on it. They do this to save themselves from harmful parasites and infections by topically treating their skin. Male bears have been seen digging up the roots and offering them to female bears. Thus, osha root can be considered as the red rose of the romantic world of bears. Osha root is also referred to as love root due to its slightly aphrodisiac effects. Osha Root Grows Only in the Rocky Mountains. This Osha is ethically wildcrafted to protect the plant population of this very important and sacred root.


Historically, the root has been used as medicine by Native American and Hispanic cultures. Today what is osha root used for? It is often considered for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. This root is quite beneficial for viral infections of the throat and sinuses, and especially for colds or flu. Overall, it is a helpful root for boosting the immune system, alleviating breathing difficulties, and treating digestive issues and conditions associated with pain like arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome.



Ligusticum porteri






Dried  Root / Cut & Sifted


Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes

Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes

Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes

*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.



Osha Root

SKU: 756685024151
  • Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

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    For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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