We are very excited to be able to offer Bear Root. One of the most important Native traditional medicines.
Bear Root or Osha Root is traditionally used in herbal medicine to treat symptoms of respiratory illnesses such as the common cold and bronchitis. Osha Root is also known to have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Traditionally, Osha is taken as a tea, or eaten raw, or sometimes used as a smudge. Osha is also VERY popular among Powwow singers cuz nothing soothes an over worked throat after a weekend singing better than Osha. Singers will bite off a bit of root and stick it up under your lip and then just sucking/chewing on it will seriously ease a soar throat. Our Osha is Native harvested in the Rocky Mountains. In the picture with the pair of scissors the pile of root on left is 4 ounces and pile on right is 2 ounces.