hi guys, it's my first time trying OSHA root - its specialty is cryptic bacteria/parasites - such as lyme i suppose
Wow, this is amazing! I lived in northern New Mexico for many years and was well aware of Osha. We used to dig it in the mountains outside of Taos, to use in sweat-lodge and for other medicinal purposes. I learned that it's referred to by Natives as "bear root." Supposedly Apaches had noticed how bears will dig it up and eat it in the spring. Some of the local Hispanics referred to it as "Chuchupate," and have used it for generations. I wonder, for myself, if my use of Osha while I lived in NM kept my Lyme symptoms at bay, because my Lyme symptoms slowly got worse after moving back East (to the mountains of North Carolina).
We always knew it was good for the lungs/congestion, and I always used to take it if I felt a cold coming on. Most of us Osha users would just put a chunk of the root in the side of our mouths (like a plug of tobacco). Very strong taste, at first--somtimes I would sleep with a piece of it in my cheek, esp. if coming down with a cold. A friend of mine used it for years and swore that it helped his (very serious) COPD. We were aware of its antibacterial and (supposedly) antiviral properties. Taos Herb Co. is a good place to get it or mail-order it, tinctures or dried root. https://www.taosherb.com/cgi-taosherb/sb/productsearch.cgi?storeid=*14884f2aaa5d50f60834c661 Rob Hawley (owner and local herb expert) is very knowledgeable about
Osha, and I hope I can contact him and see what he knows about
its use for Lyme.
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