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This tincture of Osha (Ligusticum porteri) root is made with dried root pieces.
60 drops, 2-3 times daily in juice or water.
Extracts of Ligusticum porteri root, Organic Cane GF Alcohol, filtered water, pure veg glycerine.
1:5, 70% Alcohol
Avoid during pregnancy and in cases of blood and yin deficiency.
HOW TO MEASURE OUR TINCTURES:
Suggested doses are given in drops. However, for easy dosing, you may want to use the guidelines below:
Droppers: if a dropper were immersed in a tincture bottle and the bulb squeezed twice, the number of drops in the pipette for most given tinctures will be approximately 30 drops.
Note: These are only averages. More viscous (thicker) tinctures will produce fewer, and bigger, drops.
Teaspoons: there are approximately 120 drops in 1 teaspoon (approximately 4 droppersful.)
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Apiaceae (Parsley Family)
The genus name Ligusticum was given in honor of the Italian region Liguria.
Range of Appearance
Osha is a hairless perennial with hollow stems that can grow to a height of 5 feet. The pinnately divided leaves are primarily basal, with several smaller leaves clasping the stalk. The hermaphroditic white flowers grow in flat umbels. The seeds have narrow wings. The plant's aroma is distinctly like that of pungent celery. L. porteri is native to eastern and western North America; it is often found growing among damp aspen lodgepole pine groves over 7,500 feet in altitude. Other species are native to Eurasia. If you are collecting osha from the wild, take care not to confuse it with poison hemlock, which it resembles. Osha has not been cultivated on a large scale successfully, and wild populations are at risk of becoming endangered, so use it with respect.
Root (primarily), leaf
Alterative, analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal, antihistamine, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aromatic, bitter, bronchial dilator, carminative, circulatory stimulant, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hypotensive, immune stimulant, mucolytic, stomachic, vasodilator
Osha leaves and root are edible and have a spicy, celery-like flavor. Apache Indians traditionally boil the root with meat.
Osha was considered to be a sacred plant by many Native American peoples. Traditionally it is worn in a medicine pouch and around the ankle to ward off rattlesnakes. Flathead Indians would wash the roots in a mountain stream near where they had grown to help bring rain. The root can also be burned as incense for purification, and it has been used to increase psychic ability and enhance dreaming. It is also sometimes smoked with tobacco and other herbs in some Native American religious ceremonies.
Silicon, essential oil (ligustilide, terpenes), lactone glycoside, saponins, ferulic acid, phytosterols, coumarin, flavonoids
Plant details were provided by iPlant by Brigitte Mars.