mastic gum


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mastic gum

The chewed resin of the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus), used as a spice, flavoring, and as a gum in medicinal preparations such as toothpaste and lotions for the hair and skin.
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According to recently published results (Lemonakis et al 2011) in order to evaluate the role of the natural polymer in the absorption process, the bioavailability of two major compounds of TMEWP was examined in comparison with these of the natural mastic gum extract.
Since TMEWP represents roughly 70% of the crude mastic gum (Paraschos et al 2007), the dose for TMEWP was calculated to be 46 mg/kg, according to the nutraceutical dose proposed in the mastic capsules' leaflet, being issued by the Chios Mastiha Growers Association and which are suitable for humans.
Mastic gum was also examined, but it proved to be more difficult to handle compared to the essential oil [8].
The chemical composition of the three essential oils obtained by steam distillation of the mastic gum, leaves and twigs of Pistacia lentiscus var.
Group B--High dose mastic gum monotherapy: 1 g three times daily for 14 days;
The mastic gum was supplied in capsule form without any additives or flavourings.
All patients tolerated mastic gum well and no serious adverse events were reported.
Mastic gum is a natural resin that is excreted from the trunk and branches of the mastic bush (Pistacia Lentiscus van Chia).
Researchers at the University of Nottingham observed markedly reduced pain and swift resolution of peptic ulcers just after a single gram of mastic gum per day for the span of two weeks.
Galland, "when people have gastritis caused by anti-acids, aspirin and antibiotics, I add mastic gum to the protocol.
chia grows particularly and almost exclusively in the South region of Chios Island, Greece, and produces a resin, known as Chios mastic gum (CMG).
It's believed that low concentrations of mastic gum could eliminate even antibiotic-resistant strains of the bug.