Dwarf birch

Dwarf birch is widespread in the Gwich’in Settlement Region and is commonly found growing among cranberries and alders (red willow) on muskeg.


Of all the parts of the spruce tree, some Elders believe the cones make the best medicine (Andre 1995).


Any kind of green willow leaves can be crushed and chewed and applied to insect bites, burns, rashes, aches, cuts and toothaches.

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