Red currant

Myrna Pearman
Gwichya Gwich'in Name: 
Teetł’it Gwich’in Name:: 
Latin Name: 
Ribes triste
As food
This shrub has edible red berries. The berries are picked in late summer, and either eaten raw or made into jam. As medicine. A tea made from the whole plant (leaves and stems) is used for stomach ailments.
Source: Andre, Alestine and Alan Fehr, Gwich'in Ethnobotany, 2nd ed. (2002)
As medicine
The leaves of the red currant plant are crushed and applied to burns.
Source: Andre, Alestine, Nan t'aih nakwits'inahtsìh (The Land Gives Us Strength) (2006)