Osha - the Herb, Not the Acronym - for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
When I hear of OSHA, I normally think of a government agency (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Osha is also an herb, which is used to fight colds and viruses. It has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. It is said to be especially good for upper respiratory infections, and it helps oxygenate the blood.
I had never heard of Osha until the other day, however. I had just moved across three states and was run down and experiencing some symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. It could have been a cold, or even allergies, but I was just bone tired and feeling like a truck hit me. Even though I do holistic healing, I forget sometimes to take care of myself using the tools available. I remembered there was a health food store across the street from my new apartment complex, and I went there to get some natural remedies.
On seeing the row of herbal supplements, I was a bit overwhelmed. None of them had any identifying info on what they might help with (thanks to an overzealous FDA). I muscle tested and picked out that Osha would be good for me. I had no clue what it was for, so I asked a clerk who brought back a huge book of herbs. When he told me Osha was a strong anti-viral, I knew my muscle testing had done a good job.
Upon taking one dosage, I started feeling more energized and back to my old self. I am additionally taking Emergen-C Immune Support.
With the quick response my body had to the Osha, I have to wonder if Osha is not a potentially good herb to use for chronic fatigue relapses. An Internet search did not come up with much, however. It may be, though, that Osha helps with chronic fatigue due to its anti-viral properties. Researchers are still looking at a causal link between CFS and viruses. One theory is that in CFS patients, a normally mild virus may have crossed the blood-brain barrier, causing CFS symptoms.
So if you are experiencing a CFS relapse, you may want to give Osha a try. It can be found at health food stores and on the Internet.
More herbal remedies for chronic fatigue syndrome: http://www.herbcompanion.com/health/Chronic-fatigue-syndrome.aspx
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