Diuretic, refrigerant, emmenagogue, diaphoretic , cephalic
Used in combination of equal parts of sumac berries and bark, white pine bark and slippery elm bark. This tea is very bowel complaints, fevers, sores and cankers of mouth. Gargle and wash for sore mouth and sore throat. Bark of sumac makes an excellent wash for old sores. Tea of the berries is slightly acid and is good in cases of malarial fever.