Osha Root (Ligusticum porteri) 4oz/113g Herbal Tea - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Herbs of the World
Latin (botanical) name: Ligusticum porteri
Common names: Loveroot, Lovage, Porter's Lovage, Porter's Ligusticum, Osha, Chuchupate, Wild Parsle
Plant Description: Osha Root (Ligusticum porteri) is a Native American perennial herb from the parsley family. It inhabits dry, upland meadows and ravines out West in the southern Rocky Mountains. A common plant, Osha Root often grows in thick, extensive patches and prefers moist, fertile ground. It has fern-like leaves that are two-toned spotted green, especially when young. In the autumn, the leaves turn golden. This plant is already facing extinction in the wild.
Use: Make a tea by pouring approximately 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaped tsp of herb. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. In general, sip a cup before breakfast, and another 2 hours after dinner
Cautions & Interactions: Do not take during pregnancy. Keep out of reach of children.