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.