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Common Name: Mastic | Scientific Name: Pistacia Lentiscus

Family Name: Anacardiaceae


Ok, here we find the original chewing gum. This pistacio relative exudes a gum resin that can be chewed to improve gum health. A medicinal plant that way predates the Bible, mastic has a centuries old reputation of improving gums and is worth learning about. Gum disease is a big problem!

Disclaimer: The author makes no guarantees as to the the curative effect of any herb or tonic on this website, and no visitor should attempt to use any of the information herein provided as treatment for any illness, weakness, or disease without first consulting a physician or health care provider. Pregnant women should always consult first with a health care professional before taking any treatment.