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Alternative Names

Bear Root, Chuchupate, Colorado Cough Root, Indian Parsley, Mountain Lovage, Perejil de Campo, Persil Indien, Porter's Licorice Root, Racine d'Ours, Wild Celery Root CAUTION: Please refer to separate listings for Lovage and Licorice

Scientific Name

Ligusticum Porteri

Why Do People Use Osha?

The oral preparations of Ligusticum porter (Osha), like osha powder, are used for sore throat, cough, bronchitis, influenza, indigestion, common cold, pneumonia and swine flu. It is utilized orally to cure other viral infections including AIDS/HIV and herpes. Topically - Osha can be applied to the skin to protect from infections of skin wounds. Traditionally, osha has also been utilized by Hispanics and Native American for colds, pneumonia, influenza, bronchitis, hay fever, tuberculosis and coughs issues.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Oral and appropriate consumption of osha powder is consider safe. Likely Unsafe For Pregnancy - Oral consumption of osha may cause severe adverse effects in pregnant woman. Osha has reported to have abortifacient activity and has been utilized to stimulate menstruation; therefore, contraindicated. Avoid In Lactation - Osha should be avoided by breastfeeding females because there is scarce information available to rate its safety in such females.

How Effective Is Osha?

Not known.

How Osha Works?

The most effective part of Ligusticum porter is its roots. Osha consists of an essential constituent called ligustilide, which may have antiviral and antimicrobial activities. Clinical experiments demonstrate that osha powder may also have viral protease inhibitory effects and it may also inhibit influenza virus.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Osha?

Not known.

How Osha Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Osha Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Osha Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Osha Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Osha Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Osha?

ORAL Osha is generally used as a tincture, such tincture is commonly ingested within the range of 20 to 60 drops up to 5 times/day. These are commonly prepared with ratio of 1:5 tincture with the dried root or 1:2 tincture with the fresh root. Osha is commonly mixed with different types of supplements and herbs sold.


Osha plant leaves have resemblance with very toxic poison hemlock. Osha must be recognized by it its particular types of root smell, with a strong celery-like smell or should be got from trustworthy commercial sources.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Osha Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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