The first reports about the mastic tree and the mastic of Chios are found in antiquity and essentially come from Herodotus (484-420 BC), who typically mentions that in ancient Greece they chewed the dried resinous liquid that flows from the bark of the mastic tree . In medical texts of late antiquity, a multitude of medicinal recipes can be found, the main ingredient of which is mastic, which was considered beneficial for human health and attributed many properties to it. It was commonly used in combination with other natural materials to treat many ailments.
Indeed, due to the strong anti-inflammatory action of eleanolic and oleanolic acid (3-oxotriterpene), mastic has a healing effect by resolving the inflammations of specific organs starting from periodontitis, esophagitis, gastritis, duodenal ulcer to colitis and hemorrhoids. It also prevents stagnation in these areas by preventing symptoms such as indigestion or heartburn. In addition, digestion is facilitated by the reflex secretion of saliva and gastric juice during mastic chewing. It is a fact that mastic is still used today to soften tumors in the anus, chest, liver, parotid glands, spleen, stomach, intestine and esophagus, even for children’s diarrhea. In addition, it is considered analgesic, antitussive, aphrodisiac, aphrodisiac, astringent, erythropoietic, diuretic, expectorant and hemostatic. Mastic is remembered as the traditional antidote against abscesses, acne, cancer, ulcers and carcinomas, malignant pustules, cardiodynia, warts, atony, gingivitis, halitosis, leucorrhoea, mastitis, tuberculosis and atherosclerosis.
Recent studies by doctors from the University of Nottingham report that even in minimal doses (1 mg per day for 2 weeks), mastic can treat peptic ulcer disease caused by the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori, due to its antimicrobial activity, while it is also important its effect on the functioning of the liver, as it activates its detoxification activity. In this way, cholesterol is absorbed, whose concentration in the blood is reduced, consequently reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Diuretic properties are also mentioned, while the inhibition of leukotriene synthesis by the action of mastic is also important.
Other modern scientific research that led to the isolation and identification of ursolic and oleanolic acid, revealed and confirmed that many of the medicinal actions of mastic, such as anti-cancer, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, antimicrobial (against a multitude of pathogenic microorganisms such as staphylococci and salmonella), its anti-hyperlipidemic and anti-viral activity can be attributed mainly to ursolic acid, but also to its isomer, oleanolic acid. In fact, it has been proven that the addition of natural Chios mastic to toothpastes, washing solutions and mouth deodorants leads to the strengthening of the immune system of the tissues between the teeth and gums, thus acting against the formation of plaque and other periodontal diseases.
What is Tincture:
The tincture is created by steeping herbs in an alcoholic solution (grapa), usually over a period of a few weeks. During this, the active ingredients of the herbs dissolve in the alcoholic solution. This specific process results in the tincture retaining all the beneficial properties of the herbs to the fullest.
Herbal drops are highly concentrated herbal extracts in a natural alcoholic solution. They retain all their active ingredients and are completely natural.
15-20 drops in water twice a day for a month. Take a break for ten days and repeat. Shake before use.
Avoid use by children under 12 years of age, during pregnancy, breastfeeding and medication.
Water, ethyl alcohol, naturally grown Chios mastic.
Store in a dark and cool place for about two years.
Net weight 50ml