XXXI National Congress of Phytotherapy: the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy presents its research on the sumac

Stefano Piazza, research fellow at the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, presented a recent work on the Sumac (Rhus coriaria L.), traditionally used in the Middle East as a spice (fruit) and medicinal plant (fruit) in an oral presentation at the XXXI National Congress of Phytotherapy. and leaves). The work evaluated the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect of sumac aqueous and hydroalcoholic extracts in human models of gastric (GES-1) and intestinal (CaCo-2) epithelium, enhancing its potential as a bioactive ingredient in the gastrointestinal tract. Sumac boasts renewed interest as a food source rich in polyphenols, but its potential role in the gastrointestinal tract requires further pharmacological studies.

Stefano Piazza presents the work on the Sicilian sumac at the XXXI National Congress of Phytotherapy, which took place in Brescia from 28 to 30 April 2023