Sumac – Rhus coriaria

A reader ask me about this and a quick browse found that it definitely warrants a post because it is off the usual beaten path for both conventional and alternative medicine. It’s a herb that you may wish to season your meals with. It has a nice profile.

Rhus coriaria L. (Anacardiaceae), known as sumac, is a perennial edible plant, which grows wild in Aegean, Mediterranean, Southeast, Central and Northern regions of Turkey. [2019]

” Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and anti-apoptotic activities of Sumac(RC) are especially due to its phenolic compounds. In this study, the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and anti-apoptotic activities of RC were demonstrated in a rat NEC model. RC can suggest as a new treatment option for preventing intestinal injury. ” [2019]

” Gallic acid was determined as the primary phenolic acid in the extracts of R. coriaria, followed by cyanidin, peonidin, pelargonidin, petunidin, delphinidin glucosides and coumarates. R. coriaria also contains some organic acids including malic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid and fumaric acid ” [2019]

The ethanol extract of the fruit of the genetically related Rhus coriaria L., known as sumac, afforded protocatechuic acid, isoquercitrin, and myricetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnoside from the fruits for the first time, in addition to the previously reported phenol acids and flavonoids, gallic acid, methyl gallate, kaempferol, and quercetin. [2011]

Reported in Studies to reduce the following

Actinomyces viscosus
Bacillus cereus
Bacillus megaterium
Bacillus subtilis
Bacillus thuringiensis
Citrobacter freundii
Enterococcus faecalis
Escherichia coli
Hafnia alvei
Lactobacillus rhamnosus
Proteus vulgaris
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcus mutans
Streptococcus salivarius
Streptococcus sanguinis
Streptococcus sobrinus

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