The Bark, Leaves, and Berries.

(Rhus glabra--Smooth Sumach)

The common upland sumach rises to the height of from five to ten feet, producing many long compound leaves, which turn red in autumn. The berries are also red when ripe, and are of an agreeable, but very sharp, acid taste. The bark, leaves, and berries are astringents, tonics, and diuretics; either of which may be used in strong decoction in all cases in which medicines of this class are needed.