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Indigenous Plant Healing On Vancouver Island

Sap or pitch from coniferous trees is a strong antiseptic

A short video on the value of indigenous plant healing on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

First Nations Elders Barb Whyte and June Johnson discuss the healing properties of indigenous plants on Vancouver Island.

Species mentioned include stinging nettle, dandelion, sitka spruce and devils club.

These are all relatively common and easily recognisable plants and trees, yet the knowledge about their uses is uncommon….


  1. Dave Howard

    For further advice on the health benefits of “Devil`s club”look on : or just type “Devil`s club on your search site and follow the above. Hope this is of help to someone.
    All the best,Dave.

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