mastic tree


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mastic tree

Chinese medicine
A deciduous tree, the resinous wood of which is analgesic, astringent, stimulates muscle growth and enhances circulation; it is used to treat abdominal and chest pain, abscesses, menstrual disorders, seizures and sexual dysfunction.
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The services covered by the contract, to be performed in the streets of the jurisdiction of the Province of Nuoro aimed to eliminate the danger of forest fire, consist of the following activities: mowing and trimming aimed at eliminating all areas pertaining to roads, l ~ grass and herbaceous plants and shrubs of all kinds, shrubs (cistus, mastic trees, bushes, etc.
he chose spartina, sea oats, flowering dune sunflower and purple-blossomed railroad vine, "really tough things that will grow in the sand," he says; and on the leeward side, green buttonwood, gumbo limbo and mastic trees.
Mastic (also know as Chios Tears) comes from mastic trees grown in six villages (Mastichochoria) in the south of the small Greek island of Chios.