Mastic has been known as a medicine since ancient times and is still used as a folk remedy in the Middle East. In ancient Greece it was used as an antidote for snake bites.
- 100% natural product
- Produced in Chios island, Greece
- Original product with guaranteed quality
- Contains no additives or harmful substances
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 contains antioxidants and also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. A University of Nottingham study published in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that mastic can heal ulcers by killing the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Other studies have shown that mastic has a relatively weak ability to eliminate H. pylori, but also mention that processing mastic by removing the poly-β-myrcene polymer can enhance and improve the effect of the active components, particularly isomasticodienolic acid. Mastic can have an impact in preventing tooth inflammation and gingivitis, as chewing it reduces the level of bacteria in the mouth.
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.
As a culinary spice, Chios mastic gum is the specific secret ingredient in Greek Easter and Christmas holiday breads, pastries, creams and ice creams. Traditionally, mastic resin is also used to flavor distilled alcoholic beverages.
In the modern kitchen, it provokes the imagination of foodies. Its unique aroma of musk, pine and incense make it an exotic addition to many different dishes - tomato-based sauces, dishes with fish, poultry, lamb, pork, as well as for more delicate wine-based toppings, for fruit and chocolate cakes and etc. Chios mastic gum has a very strong aroma and a slightly bitter taste, and therefore should be dosed carefully in dishes - 2-3 crystals per meal for 6 people.
100% Chios Gum Mastic.
Mastic can be chewed similar to chewing gum. It can be swallowed. It can be used to make a tea or tincture.
The product is available in original metal packaging.
Packing: 20 g
Masticis a fragrant resin from the Pistacia lentiscus tree. Рelieves stomach problems, used as an aid in Helicobacter infections. Prevents caries.