Bear Root

Medicinal Bear Root:

 

Known to the Aztecs as Chuchupate (Bear Medicine).

 

Early pioneers called it Colorada Cough Root. Widely used in Native American medicine.

 

Often chewed by singers to relieve sore throat, coughs and toothache and by runners to increase endurance.

 

It has also been used for headaches, indigestion, colds and to prevent hangover.

 

It is considered by modern medicine to be anti-viral, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, decongestant and as a stimulant for the immune system.

 

Most commonly the root is chewed.

 

 

 

Ritual Bear Root:
Native Americans carry Bear Root as a good luck charm and as a talisman to ward against evil spells;

 

chewed by Medicine People of the Zuni, Dine' (Navaho) & Hopi during healing ceremonies and by warriors / hunters for increased strength, stamina and alertness.

 

Bears are known to dig the root in early spring and female bears are attracted to and mate with the most successful hunters.

 

Native singers chew the root to keep their voices strong.

 

 Smoking Bear Root:

 Strong Flavor & Slightly Bitter

 

 Expectorant for lungs: bronchitis, asthma, coughs and sore throats.

 

 Increases endurance & stamina; decreases appetite.

 

 Native Americans use for protection & good luck.

 

Caution: Use only as needed! Long term use may damage liver. 

Many Native American healers use Bear Root or Osha Root in healing Ceremonies & Rituals.

Because they use great quantities long term they now exhibit signs of liver disease.

Unfortunately many western doctors attribute the disease to alcoholism.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA & are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure disease.

  • Size: 1/2oz
  • Botanical: Ligusticum andusic
  • Grow Method: Wildcrafted
  • Form: Whole
Bear Root
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  • Item #: 624 1/2oz
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