Mastic a fragrant resin from the Pistacia lentiscus tree, which grows in the Mediterranean countries, used for varnishes, inks, in medicine, etc. The main producer is the island of Chios.
Mastic has been used as a medicine since ancient times and is still used in traditional folk medicine in the Middle East. In ancient Greece it was used as an antidote for snake bites, and in India and Persia it was used to fill cavities in teeth. Hippocrates wrote that mastic helped ward off indigestion and colds, and Galen mentioned that mastic helped with bronchitis and improved the condition of the blood. In everyday life, mastic was highly valued in sultan harems as a breath freshener and teeth whitener.
Mastic has long been used in alternative medicine. Its use has a number of health benefits, including:
- Relief of digestive problems;
- As an aid in Helicobacter infection;
- Lowering blood sugar and cholesterol;
- Supports liver health;
- Prevents caries.
BIO Mastics from Chios island.
Mastic can be chewed similar to chewing gum. It can be swallowed. It can be used to make a tea or tincture.
Packing: 10 g