This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Rhus Glabra, Smooth Sumach. The dried fruit is official. The fluidextract, in 10 to 30 I., doses, is astringent, and used in diarrhea and ulcerated states of the stomach and bowels. Locally, it is applied to soft, spongy gums, apthae, and pharyngitis.