Herb of the Day: Red Root

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A favorite plant of Native Americans, red root has been used for medicinal purposes for quite some time.  Not only did Native Americans use the plant for medicinal use, they also burned the thick, woody roots when firewood was scarce.  During the civil war, soldiers and early Americans used the … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Osha Root

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Osha is a high-altitude loving plant.  This plant is native to certain areas of the Rocky Mountains and is a favorite food for bears after hibernation.  Native Americans observed bears enjoying this tasty treat and nicknamed the plant bear root.  It is also commonly known as Colorado Cough Root due … Continue reading