Working with Osha
Osha is used in the treatment of coughs, sore throats, colds, flu, fever, and suppressed menses. It is known for its antiviral properties and diaphoretic properties.
Herbalists often carry a root in their pocket or medicine-bag. A small piece is placed in the mouth and sucked to help relieve sore throats, coughs, hoarseness, and other symptoms of colds or flu-like syndromes, especially when accompanied by clear copious mucus, body aches, or chills with little or no fever (wind-cold). This method also works well for toothache or infection. A small piece of the root chewed to a pulp and placed between the teeth and cheek near an infected painful tooth can bring fast relief of pain and help heal the infection.
Osha has a taste of ACRID, SPICY and a temperature of WARM.
Conditions treated with Osha
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.