Common name: Lentisk, Mastic, Mastich, MastickBotanical name: Pistacia lentiscuslScientific name:Pistacia lentiscus
English name: mastykArabic name:
Hindi name:
Urdu name: مصطگی، مستگی
 
Family: Anacardiaceae
Height: 400cm
Higher classification: Pistacia
Rank: Species
Order: Sapindales
Kingdom: Plantae
Weight of 1000 seeds: 20g
Seeds per gram: 50


Scientific classificationedit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Pistacia
Species: P. lentiscus

Overview Information

Mastic gum

Mastic is a tree. People use the sap (resin) from the trunk to make medicine.

Mastic is used for conditions such as stomach and intestinal ulcers, long-term swelling (inflammation) in the digestive tract (inflammatory bowel disease or IBD), infections, and wound healing, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In manufacturing, mastic resin is used in the food and drink industries and in the production of chewing gum.

The Health Benefits of Mastic Gum

This natural resin is used to treat stomach and dental problems

Health Benefits

Practitioners of alternative medicine have long touted mastic gum as a natural remedy for indigestion, acid reflux, peptic ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), respiratory problems, gum disease, and various bacterial or fungal infections. The aromatic oils in mastic gum can also help fight bad breath.

Mastic gum contains a number of compounds thought to have medicinal effects, including linalool (also found in orange, rose, and jasmine oils) which alternative practitioners say can treat stress, inflammation, muscle pain, and insomnia.

Health Benefits

Practitioners of alternative medicine have long touted mastic gum as a natural remedy for indigestion, acid reflux, peptic ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), respiratory problems, gum disease, and various bacterial or fungal infections. The aromatic oils in mastic gum can also help fight bad breath.

Mastic gum contains a number of compounds thought to have medicinal effects, including linalool (also found in orange, rose, and jasmine oils) which alternative practitioners say can treat stress, inflammation, muscle pain, and insomnia.

Possible Side Effects

Although mastic gum is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, it is unknown at what point a dose may become excessive or what the consequences of long-term treatment may be. Despite centuries of use, there has been little research about mastic gum’s long-term safety.

Mastic gum may cause allergy in some. The mastic tree belongs to the Pistacia family of plants, which also includes the pistachio tree (Pistacia vera). People allergic to pistachio nuts (or its close cousin cashew nuts) may also be allergic to mastic gum.