Sumac Berries sold by the gram

Price: $0.05
Sumac Berries sold by the gram

Rhus glabra harvested from my friend's land, non certified organic, in Wasaga Beach.

Sold by the gram @$0.0528/g. Please bring or order a bag

MAIL OR PICK UP ORDER (pre-packed)
You must (please) order a minimum of 100g (or $5 worth whichever is less) and buy a biodegradable bag or container.
We reserve the right to change your container to a more appropriate size as needed and to credit or invoice you for any difference in your total order cost.

Sumac is a deciduous shrub native to North America found in all 48 mainland states of USA and in southern Canada. It is used extensively by Native Americans for food and medicine. Young shoots and roots are peeled and eaten raw. The berries (fruit) are also eaten raw, cooked or made into a lemonade-like drink.

An infusion of the berries is diuretic, emetic, emmenagogue, purgative and refrigerant.

The active constituents in Sumac are being studied for use in many diseases some possible applications are in the treatment of TB, diabetes, and some cancers. The plant contains Calcium malate, Dihydrofisetin, Fisetin, Iodine, Gallic-acid-methylester, tannic and gallic acids, Selenium, Tartaric-acid, and many beneficial minerals.

An infusion of the bark or roots is antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, galactogogue, haemostatic, rubefacient and tonic.

It is used in alternative medicine for the treatment of colds, diarrhea, fevers, general debility, to increase the flow of breast milk, sore mouths and throats, rectal bleeding, inflammation of the bladder and painful urination, retention of urine and dysentery and is applied externally to treat excessive vaginal discharge, burns and skin eruptions.

The powdered bark is made into a good antiseptic salve. An infusion of the leaves is used for asthma, diarrhea and stomatosis.

A poultice of the leaves used to treat skin rashes. The leaves also chewed for sore gums and rubbed on sore lips.