SUPPLEMENT: Mastic (Pistacia Lentiscus)

SUPPLEMENT: Mastic (Pistacia Lentiscus)

SUPPLEMENT: Mastic (Pistacia Lentiscus)

Mastic (Pistacia Lentiscus)

Mastic (Pistacia Lentiscus)

Mastic (Pistacia Lentiscus)

Other Names:

Arbre à Mastic, Arbre au Mastic, Lentisco, Lentisk, Mastich, Mastika, Mastix, Mata Charneca, Pistacia lentiscus, Pistachier Lentisque.

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

Mastic is used for stomach and intestinal ulcers, breathing problems, muscle aches, and bacterial and fungal infections. It is also used to improve blood circulation.

Some people apply mastic directly to the skin for cuts and as an insect repellent. In dentistry, mastic resin is used as a material for fillings. Chewing the resin releases substances that freshen the breath and tighten the gums.

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

Mastic might help reduce stomach acid and may protect the lining of the stomach and intestine. Mastic also contains a fragrant oil which could freshen the breath. In a test tube, mastic seems to fight bacteria and fungi.

Insufficient Evidence for:

Stomach and intestinal ulcers.
Breathing problems.
Muscle aches.
Bacterial and fungal infections.
Repelling insects.
Improving blood circulation.
Cuts, when applied to the skin.
Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of mastic for these uses.

Mastic seems to be safe for most people when taken appropriately by mouth.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of mastic during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Allergy to Schinus terebinthifolious and other Pistacia species: People who are allergic to these plants might also be allergic to mastic tree.

We currently have no information for MASTIC Interactions.

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