Medicinal benefits of sumac

Not everyone likes its taste… but its medicinal properties, yes! 😄

What is sumac?

There are many varieties of sumacs.

However, the most interesting from a therapeutic point of view is Sicilian sumac (rhus coriaria).

Also called tanner’s sumach, it is a Mediterranean shrub with fruits grouped in purple clusters.

It was prized by the Romans to enhance the taste of meat.

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How to use it?

Mainly the fruits and the seeds are used.

In cooking, the fruit is ground into a red powder and used as a spice, especially in the Middle East.

From a medicinal perspective, sumac can be used internally or externally.

Its properties combine well with those of centella asiatica.


This plant is mainly appreciated by the skin, the scalp and the thyroid.

Medicinal properties

The fruits of Sicilian sumac have been traditionally used for their action:

  • Antiseptic.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Antibacterial.
  • Antiparasitic.
  • Digestive.
  • Seboregulating.
  • Analgesic.
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For which diseases?

Sumac has shown promising results in cases of :

  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Dysentery.
  • Cirrhosis.
  • Steatosis.
  • Cystic fibrosis.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Multiple myeloma.
  • Gastric ulcer.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Gonorrhea.
  • Leucorrhoea.


Tanner’s sumach is helpful in getting better, but it cannot cure alone.

Often, behind the illness are emotional memories.

These are the root causes.

By exploring my emotions, I can trigger my body’s self-healing.

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What are the benefits of sumac?

Fruits are especially interesting for helping to strengthen the skin and regulate sebum.

It is advisable to combine it with emotional introspection for lasting results.

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