Osha root extracts are commonly promoted for congestion, coughs, throat irritation, supporting the respiratory system, helping maintain the immune system, and other uses. Osha (Ligusticum porteri) is also called Porter's wild lovage, loveroot, bear root, Colorado cough root, chuchupate, hierba del cochino, and raíz del cochino. It is native to parts of the Rocky Mountains and Mexico (Rivero, J AOAC Int 2012).
But is there good clinical evidence showing that osha root extract helps with these conditions, and is it safe to use?
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