How to Make Osha Root Tea
Osha root is a tall, perennial plant found in the mountains of North America. The root of the plant has long been used to make a medicinal tea that provides relief from cold and flu symptoms. Here’s how to make Osha root tea:
- 10-25 grams of fresh, dried Osha root
- 2 cups of filtered or distilled water
- Honey or stevia for sweetening, optional
- Grind the Osha root. Use a grinder or mortar and pestle to lightly grind the dried Osha root into a coarse powder. Do not grind it too finely or the tea may be too bitter.
- Pour the water into a pot. Place the pot over medium heat. Once the water has reached a rolling boil, add the ground Osha root to the pot.
- Simmer the tea. Let the tea simmer over low to medium heat for 15-20 minutes. Avoid boiling the tea; it can reduce the plant’s medicinal properties.
- Strain the tea. After the tea has simmered for the desired time, strain it into a cup or mug using a fine mesh sieve. Discard the leftover Osha root.
- Sweeten the tea. Add a teaspoon of honey or stevia to the tea if desired. Enjoy your tea!
Osha root tea is a great remedy to reduce symptoms of cold and flu. It might take a while to make, but the end result will be worth it!