Pure Chios Mastic Gum Powder Masticha

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Latin Name: Pistacia Lentiscus

Mastiha is basically resin form from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus) and appears in drops. While these mastiha trees may grow in other areas in the Mediterranean and produce resin, only the Chios trees produce the mastiha “tears” that have the characteristic aroma, taste and health benefits.
Since ancient times, mastiha, exclusively found on the Greek island of Chios, has been renowned for its medicinal and therapeutic values and as an exotic spice. It is also often referred to as the oldest superfood in the world.
Mastiha is not only used in food and drink, but also in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.

– Mastic gum is effective against bacteria and fungi, and be used to treat skin disorders and infections, including bronchial infections.
– It helps eliminate H. pylori bacteria in the digestive tract, known to cause gastritis and peptic ulcers.
– Chewing mastic gum reduces bacterial plaque by up to 41%, preventing tooth decay and gingivitis. Traditional use includes breath freshening.
– Regular consumption reduces cholesterol levels, lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.

- Mastic powder is added to certain dishes as a flavour additive and to things like ice-cream to add a rubbery texture as well as flavour. It is added to custards, jams and puddings, as also, it is added to breads. - Mastic gum resin or powder can be applied topically to the skin for its antimicrobial properties.
-Mastic is possibly safe when used for up to 3 months. However, one possible side effect might include constipation. -Potential allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in individuals’ sensitive to tree nuts or the Anacardiaceae family. - May cause skin rashes, itching, swelling, hives, or respiratory symptoms in susceptible individuals -During pregnancy or breast - feeding prefer not to use mastic gum for your safety.

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