Osha root is a
Rocky Mountain herb, and has been used by the Native Americans for
treating respiratory infections and conditions of the digestive
system. Today the herb is used in alternative medicine for treating
colds and symptoms of viral infections. Osha root extract also
induces sweating, and for fevers that will not go away, it works to
kick out viral infections before they can become full
blown. It is known for its diuretic action, and may help to
relieve urinary problems such as, stones and excess retained
water. Like other bitter herbs, Osha stimulates appetite
"feeds a cold".
struggle daily with mucus and congestion problems, and it is a
wonder that the benefits of Osha root tinctures are not more
well-known. The herb can help to clear mucus from the sinuses and
lungs, thereby helping to relieve congestion and make breathing
much easier. It contains a number of volatile oils, including
camphor, essential oils, saponins, terpenes, ferulic acid,
phytoesterols and lactone glycoside. It has been found to have the
ability to elevate body temperature and induce sweating. It is used
for such conditions as head colds with dry or wet cough, irritating
coughs, sore throats, bronchial infections, early stages of
tonsillitis, pneumatic complaints and pharyngitis. Also helpful in
asthma to keep the lungs clear and the bronchials dilated. Combined
with Echinacea against
leukocytosis, an increase in white blood cells, it can be extremely
beneficial as a powerful antiviral, and antibacterial herb, but
mild for the other body systems.
It has been used internally in the treatment
of digestive complaints, painful menstruation and retained
placenta. It has also been used to in cases of TB and
headaches. An infusion of the roots is used externally to treat
body aches. It aches like a mild anesthetic and numbs the area to
reduce toothache pain.
Ingredients: Osha Root, Distilled Water, 20%
Non-Alcohol: Osha Root and Vegetable Glycerin.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice, water, under
the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well.
Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Pregnant and nursing women should
not use Osha Root as it may act as an abortive in the first five
days of pregnancy. It should not be used by those who have impaired
or inflamed kidneys. Do not use if you have edema (swelling) as a
result of kidney or heart disease. Excessive use (many times the
recommended dosage) may cause kidney damage.
Disclaimer: The information presented herein by
Herbs is intended for educational purposes only. These
statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended
to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may
vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to
consult with your own health care provider.
From Anonymous of Washington, Washington on 3/11/2013.
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