Ligusticum porteri in a spagyric preparation.
A beloved herb to the natives of Utah, osha was often burned in ceremonies and sweat lodges, and was used to treat a variety of conditions of the lungs, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, colds and flus, and any other ailments that caused a difficulty in breathing. Osha is particularly effective for drying and drawing mucus from the lungs.
Osha boosts energy and the immune system, has been used to treat herpes, HIV and AIDS, elevation sickness, to stimulate appetite and as an aphrodisiac.
Bears, after coming out of hibernation will dig up the root and rub it over their fur after having chewed it, implementing the last two mentioned functions as they begin their spring.
Osha is a symbol of good luck and protection. It is often used in love spells and rituals due to its use as an aphrodisiac and that it contains the 'love chemical', oxytocin.
Planet: Sun, Venus