Speaking of Rhus, today i drove by a big patch of staghorn sumac, brilliantly red in the gleaming low sun.
Coincidentally, i bought a pint of staghorn "berries" to make tea at the Farmers Market in September. Recently, i decided to add sumac to my daily green tea. Delicious, herbal, and it might even be a remedy. A few years ago, i made sumac staghorn tea because it is high in vitamin C. Now i'm trying it as an anti-itch potion.
Right now, i view sumac as healing; i used to think it was a weed tree. This type of either/or thinking blinds us to one side or the other. The answer is both/and--a place where the mind does not rest comfortably. Both? Both.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Posted by Cheryl Wilfong at 9:10 PM
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