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The Osha root, also called bear root, is a perennial herb of the parsley family. It has been used for its medical and spiritual properties. The Osha root is a herb native to the highlands and valleys of north America. Most Native American tribes treated this root with high regard as it was very crucial to their everyday needs. The tribal groups of the Zuni, Chiricahua, Tarahumara and Aztec were among the many groups who used this root. This root…

The licorice root has a sweet taste and Chinese medicine relates this herb to [[Ginseng]]. It is a tall plant that grows up to 2 meters tall with smaller branches coming off it. Licorice root is harvested twice a year, in spring and fall, when the roots are removed from the rootlet and allowed to dry in the sun. Traditional preparation frequently utilizes honey to enhance flavor and add sweetness. Many herbs are treasured in several cultures and…

…women. Other symbolic meanings included education and disguises. Its medicinal values were mainly for lung disorders. Ancient peoples used the bark of the cherry tree to treat a wide variety of ailments. Cherokees used it to ease the pains of childbirth, the Mohegans treated dysentery with it and the Meskwakis used it as a sedative. Other effective uses for the bark of the cherry tree are as an anti-tussive and anti-asthma. The tea from its bark…

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