Osha Root (Lovage) – 50g


Osha Root – Ligusticum porteri – 50g

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Osha Root

Scientific Name: Ligusticum porteri – Osha Root is very closely related to the European Lovage (Levisticum officinale/Ligusticum levisticum) but is a different plant.
Family: Apiaceae
Other Names: Porter’s lovage, Porter’s licorice-root, lovage, wild lovage, loveroot, Porter’s ligusticum, bear medicine, bear root, Colorado cough root.
Parts Used: roots


Antiviral – effective against viruses
Antibacterial – active against bacteria
Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation
Antispasmodic – used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle
Expectorant – promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to relieve coughs
Diaphoretic –  inducing perspiration
Emetic – causing vomiting
Analgesic – acting to relieve pain
Vasodilator – promotes the dilatation of blood vessels
Diuretic – causing increased passing of urine
Febrifuge – used to reduce fever
Emmenagogue – substance that stimulates or increases menstrual flow


Respiratory System: listed as being useful in fighting bacterial and viral respiratory infections including the flu, colds, sinus infection, H1N1 Influenza A, pneumonia, bronchitis, sore throat, cough.
Other viral infections including herpes and HIV
Digestive System
Urinary System


Chew Roots directly
Topical use – on cuts and scrapes
Purification when burnt as an incense

Our Osha Root is:

Wildcrafted (grown naturally & without pollutants) and sustainably harvested.
Not irradiated or heat treated and free from GMO’s. Product should be infused in boiling water before consumption.
A certificate of analysis is available for this product if required.


Should not be used during pregnancy as can cause abortion, or breast-feeding.
High doses can be detrimental to liver or kidneys especially if taken over long periods
Information provided in the Herbal Apothecary is from the ‘folk herbalist’ tradition and does not pretend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.
Celtic Earth Spirit advises you to consult a medical professional before trying any herbal product.


Nuts, gluten, celery, milk/dairy and mustard are handled on the site where this product is processed. Handling procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of allergens being present, but we cannot guarantee our ingredients are totally free of traces in the product supplied.

Additional information

Weight 0.080 kg