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OSHA

Other Names:

Bear Root, Chuchupate, Colorado Cough Root, Indian Parsley, Ligusticum porteri, Mountain Lovage, Perejil de Campo, Persil Indien, Porter's Licorice Root, Racine d’Ours, Wild Celery Root.

OSHA Overview
OSHA Uses
OSHA Side Effects
OSHA Interactions
OSHA Dosing
OSHA Overview Information

Osha is a plant. Historically, the root has been used as medicine by Native American and Hispanic cultures.

Today, osha is used for sore throat, bronchitis, cough, common cold, influenza, swine flu, and pneumonia. It is also used to treat other viral infections including herpes and AIDS/HIV. Some people use it for indigestion.

Some people apply osha directly to the skin to keep wounds from getting infected.

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. Be sure to buy osha from a reputable source, so you can feel confident that the product really is osha.

Osha grows at higher elevations in the western US and is difficult to cultivate. The popularity of osha has led to over-harvesting of the wild plant. As a result, osha has been designated an endangered plant by conservationists.

How does it work?

Osha contains chemicals that might help fight bacterial and viral infections.

OSHA Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Sore throat.
  • Prevention of skin wound infection.
  • Indigestion.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Cough.
  • Common cold.
  • Flu.
  • Pneumonia.
  • Herpes.
  • AIDS/HIV.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of osha for these uses.


OSHA Side Effects & Safety

Osha might be safe for most adults.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to take osha if you are pregnant. It might start menstruation, and this might cause a miscarriage. Avoid use.

It’s not known if it’s safe to use osha during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and don’t use it.

OSHA Interactions What is this?

We currently have no information for OSHA Interactions

OSHA Dosing

The appropriate dose of osha depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for osha. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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