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(so͞o′măk, sho͞o′-)
1. Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genera Rhus and Toxicodendron, having compound leaves, clusters of small greenish flowers, and usually red, hairy fruit. Species in the genus Toxicodendron, such as poison sumac, have toxic sap.
2. A tart, dark reddish-brown powder made from the ground dried fruits of a Eurasian sumac (Rhus coriaria), used as a seasoning in Middle Eastern cuisine.
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Q. is poison ivy or sumac contagious

A. if you scratch the rash and it has open sores,the pus from the sores can spread to other parts of the body and to other people as well,

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Peppermint oil has significant antimicrobial effects, according to botanist Steven Foster, and relieves the itching of poison ivy, oak and sumac. It's also recommended for digestive gas, colic in children, and irritable bowel syndrome.
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super supper INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) 1/2 red onion, peeled and finely chopped 100g Greek yogurt 2 pinches of saffron strands 1/2tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 nutmeg, grated 3 green cardamom pods, seeds finely ground Pinch of chilli flakes, or to taste 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1tsp salt, plus extra to season About 800g skinless boneless chicken (thighs are best) cut into 4cm dice 1tsp sumac, or a good squeeze of lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper METHOD 1.
If you find poison ivy (or oak or sumac) do not burn it to get rid of it.