Gallnut (Aleppo Oak)
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|The medium to high quality Gallnut from rich soil of central Iran.
"Galls are rich in resins and tannic acid and have been used in the manufacture of permanent inks (such as iron
gall ink) and astringent ointments, in dyeing, and in tanning. A high-quality ink has long been made from the
Aleppo gall, found on oaks in the Middle East; it is one of a number of galls resembling nuts and called "gallnuts"
The larvae in galls are useful for a survival food and fishing bait; see the Indigenous Australian foods Bush
coconut and Mulga apple. Nutgalls also produce purpurogallin.
The gall of Rhus chinensis, Galla chinensi, has long been considered to possess many medicinal properties."