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Osha root

Osha root

This perennial herb — Ligusticum porteri, known as Osha is found in parts of the Rocky Mountains and northern Mexico. A member of the parsley family, Osha’s seeds and leaves were food to indigenous Americans.

Osha doesn’t like to be domesticated, and is all but impossible to grow under cultivation. Virtually all commercial Osha is wild harvested.
Osha’s roots were often chewed to increase endurance - which has since been attributed its respiratory system supportiveness. Native American Indian parents even used to wrap Osha roots with leaves and strings and placed them near newly born babies to cleanse the air they breathed.
The seeds and leaves of the Osha plant served as food to indigenous Americans. They also functioned as symbols for different beliefs. Others burned them as clean sacrifices for protection against dangerous spirits and omens. They were also freshly washed in waterways near vegetation as rituals for producing rain. These rituals were observed whenever there were droughts. Also, many natives tied them on their ankles as shield against rattlesnakes. They were also worn around the neck for medicinal uses.
Aside from being used as foods and in figurative ideas, the Osha plant has had a long record of medicinal uses.
The Osha root was also recognized for its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. It was an ultimate solution to almost any type of health concern. Also popular as a warming herb, it did amazing wonders to respiratory conditions. It was used as a treatment for Coughs, Colds, tonsillitis, flu, and other types of viral infections.
Osha tastes wonderful – similar to a peppery celery, or lightly like anise - and brewing a decoction all day does great things for a home-air’s aroma. A decoction (essentially a long, slow simmer) will extract the medicinal properties of the root into a flavorful, dark tea, which can be sipped purely, or mixed into any variety of tea-lattes or broths.
To make a decoction, simply add a handful of dried root to several cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer and allow to reduce for at least thirty minutes - though five to six hours is preferable as the longer the roots simmer, the stronger, and more beneficial the decoction.
When finished, the water will be a translucent, grey-brown tint, reflective of the root’s color, and rich in beneficial plant-properties.

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