Sunday, May 22, 2011

Osha Root is ? ◤◤◤◤◤◤

Antibacterial, antiviral, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, decongestant, immunostimulant, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, digestive, febrifuge, emmenagogue, and stomachic.

It is a specific in the treatment of viral infections, colds, flu, sore throat, and upper respiratory congestion, even in tuberculosis. Should be taken at the first observation of symptom for cold, flu, or sinus congestion. Excellent for sore throat and bronchial inflammation, flu with coughing and difficulty breathing (dyspnea), and acute bronchial pneumonia with dyspnea. It is also quite an effective herbal ally for relief from allergies, asthma, and indigestion. Fresh or dried root brings a tingling sensation to tongue and gums.

This warming herb beneficially affects upper gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems. Improving to lymphatic, reproductive, integumentary, and parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. Stimulates circulation, kidneys and the uterus. Promotes eliminative sweats, helping to remove toxins.

An infusion is used topically for its antibacterial properties. It is effective in preventing infection in wounds.

Used in the treatment of acute and subacute pharyngitis Acute pharyngitis is an inflammatory process of the oropharynx, primarily caused by infections. Symptoms related to upper respiratory tract infections are noted as a most common reason people seek medical care. In the United States each year, more than 10 million patients are diagnosed with acute pharyngitis.

Description: Ligusticum porteri has a long, thin, hollow stalk with large divided leaves similar to the related parsley and carrot. Stem, leaf can reach to 2 ft in height. Seeds and flowers top the plant spreading outward in an arrangement resembling an umbrella. Flowers are white. Plant and seeds have a celery-like fragrance. Root is haired, brown outside, yellow inside. This native American perennial herb thrives in dry, upland meadows and ravines. Its fern shape leaves are spotted in various shades of green, turning golden yellow. For medicinal uses the tap root is harvested at maturity.


Internal: 30-60 drops of strong decoction in water or juice, 2-3 times daily or as needed.

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