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Origin uncertain.

Associated with the herb “osha”.

This is a perennial herb that can be found in northern Mexico and parts of the Rocky Mountains, in North America.
Several sources mention Osha’s meaning as “bear”.

This is due to the alternative form of the plants’ name that is “bear root”. The “bear root” name comes from the Native Americans who had observed bears eating the plant while waking up from hibernation to boost their energy levels.

Several sources also mention the possible origin of “Osha” from Sansrit word “osā” (ओषा), meaning “shining”.

Other sources mention that in hindi “osha” is connected with the term “bhava”, meaning “being” and if in Buddhistic context is associated with the notion of reincarnation. Also associated with the Buddhist doctrine of the “Twelve Nidānas”.

Osha is a female character in the series of fantasy novels “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin, adapted for television under the title “Game of Thrones”.