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Chinese Herbs and Spices


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I have ascertained that what is being sold here as 'sumac' seeds is 90% likely to be Toxicodendron vernicifluum, aka Rhus verniciflua. Also known as laquer tree seed .


The sap of the trees is toxic and although the species is used in traditional medicine, it is NOT recommended for consumption, so I will be passing on it. I will not therefore be updating that post.

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