What is mastic gum? It is a resin from a trunk and branches of a mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus var. Chios).
What May Mastic Gum Help?
- It has been proven that it displays beneficial action against digestive disorders
- It may kill off Helicobacter pylori bacteria
- It contributes to oral hygiene
- Also it displays significant antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action
- It is a natural antioxidant
- It aids in trauma healing and skin regeneration
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Bad breath
What May Be the Uses of Mastic Gum?
- It fights Helicobacter Pylori according to recent studies carried out by Nottingham university and published in the reliable medical journal The New England Journal of Medicine.
- Furthermore, universities in Greece and abroad currently study mastic's action in relation to diabetes mellitus, cholesterol and triglycerides.
- It is also worth mentioning mastic's effect on liver function by stimulating its detoxifying activity.
- It is also used in ointments against burns, frostbites, skin troubles as well as in adhesive plasters.