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 resin of Chios mastic tree. An old product with modern [cited 2011 May 30] Available from: www.unipa.
A very common custom among families of the Hijaz region is to burn mastic (a natural resin or gum extracted from mastic trees) and place jugs above the incense to mix the taste of Zamzam water (filled afterward) with the incense.
As of August each year, people start carving the bark of the mastic trees. Resin is created to close the trees' wounds, or - more poetically - the trees shed tears.
neomorganics.com k goddess MASTIC MUST BY NIOD PS27 Using a highy densified sap from Greek mastic trees, this works to bind congestion present in the skin.
Dozens of firefighters and aircraft were deployed to fight the forest fire which broke out early on Monday, burning through olive groves and mastic trees, an important source of income for the island which has a population of about 52,000.
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.