Mastic Gum Powder - Greece

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Please note that due to heat and humidity, mastic powder may clump together. Just remove and gently crush.

Gum Mastic resin (Pistacia lentiscus var. Chia) is imported directly from Chios, Greece - "first choice" grade, small tears. Gum Mastic is a transparent, lemon-white colored, tear-shaped natural resin from the mastic tree, which grows only on the southern part of the island of Chios, Greece.What is particularly interesting about mastic is how it is harvested. Rather than housed in the wood of the lentisk tree, the resin is housed in the bark. Several vertical cuts are made throughout the summer months, and the resin is collected approximately every two weeks.

Mastic creates a light, balsam-like, fresh, lemony, gentle fragrance. It is cleansing, clarifying and mentally refreshing.

In ancient Egypt, mastic was also called "the fragrance that pleases the gods." The Egyptians imported this popular incense from Chios as it was a key ingredient in their ancient "Kyphi" recipes. People in North Africa use mastic for incense burning as a tonic for exhaustion. Mastic works well for meditation and reflection, as it's bright radiant energy is helpful when you need clarity. It's also used as a natural and hygienic chewing gum: excellent for teeth cleaning and as a medicine for stomach aches, ulcers, diabetes, cholesterol, etc.

Mastic oil and other products are produced from mastic and used widely in medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, dentistry, and industry in general. A study at the University of Athens / Department of Pharmacy proved that Mastic and Mastic oil have remarkable antibacterial and fungicidal properties. In the USA and Japan, they produce medicine from mastic to treat stomach ulcers and help relieve stomach aches. Traditionally mastic is taken as a medicine to drop the sugar levels of the blood (diabetes) and to improve cholesterol.

Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.

See also: Mastic Gum Resin


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    Gum Mastic

    Posted by Steve on Apr 26th 2022

    I'm just very pleased its available.