Mastic has been extensively used and appreciated throughout the centuries. Its medicinal properties have been acknowledged by scientists in modern times. The tree and its aromatic resin, mastic gum, imported from Iran have played an important role in health.
Mastic has many useful qualities and uses.
- It absorbs cholesterol
- it has antibacterial properties
- acts as an oral antiseptic
- aids digestion, tightens the gums
- heals wounds and
- Scientists recently discovered that when it is administrated even in small doses it cures stomach ulcers