Sumac is a plant popularly used in both Western and Eastern herbalism. In the West, Rhus typhina, is the commonly used variety of sumac, though there are other varieties that are also used. And in the East, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), R. chinensis is used. Another variety of sumac is poisonous. Find out more about this edible and medicinal herb from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective.
Check out my Herb Health Session all about Sumac (Wu Bei Zi / Yan Fu Zi).