Scientific Name: Ligusticum porteri

Other 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

Parts Used: Root

Preparation & Dosage:

Herbal Actions: Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Astringent, Expectorant

Uses: AIDS/HIV, Bronchitis, Cough, Common Cold, Herpes, Indigestion, Influenza, Laryngitis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Viral Infections

Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant.

Notes: A specific for respiratory system. Be careful not to confuse osha with the very poisonous plant hemlock. The leaves of the two plants are very similar. Osha must be identified by the root, which people say has an unpleasant celery-like odor.