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Natural gum mastic ground in powder, or extra fine small tears

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Natural gum mastic ground in powder, or mastic in extra small “tears” (pieces).

100% pure natural gum mastic / mastiha,  without additives, without chemicals.

This mastic could be used:

  1. as natural medicine
  2. as aromatic addition to food and sweets
  3. as dietary supplement (superfood).

Due to hot weather and due to possible delays during transport (because of the coronaVirus situation), we recommend the purchase of extra small “tears” (pieces) which is not affected by the heat.

To order, choose the type of mastic from the first drop down list”
-mastic in powder if you want to take the risk,
-or mastic in extra small pieces

and then choose the quantity you want to order from the second drop down list.

The use of mastic was widespread even in ancient times. Mastic was used as a natural medicine for stomach ache and for controlling cholesterol levels and diabetes. Nowadays, its use is becoming again very popular. Mastic is a harmless natural product and has no side effects. Recently, it was scientifically proven that it cures the stomach ulcer and H pylori.

The natural gum mastic of Chios is recognized as a natural medicine (HPMC) also by the European Medicines Agency (ΕΜΑ).

Mastic except for its use as a medicine is also widely used to improve taste in cooking and bakery.

The natural gum mastic in powder is ground by us, using only top quality natural mastic without any addition of other substances.

Our top quality ground mastic can be used as a natural medicine and for other uses.

We supply a dosage spoon with every purchase of this listing of mastic .

Warning: Mastic powder should be kept in a cool place, below 18 C (64 F), or preferably in the refrigerator. During summer time the heat in Greece (and possibly in your country) may reach high temperatures. As a result, if the mastic powder is exposed to heat for some time it might stick together and become lumpy. If this happens, please put the mastic with the jar for a few hours in the deep freezer and then tap it on a hard surface, so it will become powder again. If the mastic powder during transport is exposed to high heat for prolonged time, it might stick together and could possibly become a yellow lump. In this case, put the jar for a few hours in the deep freezer and then while still frozen put smaller pieces of the mastic lump in a blender and make it powder again.

When you make it powder again it will be perfectly all right and absolutely safe to use, since mastic starts losing some of its properties only if it is heated above 80 degrees Celsius (176 Fahrenheit).

ATTENTION. If you are not willing to take the risk to get the powder stuck especially during the hot months, please consider the alternative to buy mastic in Small Tears and either use it as it is -for pharmaceutical use- or you could ground it into powder yourself.

Natural mastic used as natural medicine. Packing by ANEMOS

Instructions for natural mastic use (as a natural medicine)

Natural Mastic of Chios is gluten free and allergen free

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100% Natural gum mastic / mastiha grounded in powder

Mastic (or Masticha, or Mastiha, or Mastika or Mastix or Gum Mastic or Mastiche or Gomme Mastic or Mustaka or Mistika or Mastagi Roomi) is a natural product that comes from mastic trees. It is a natural resin, off white color, semi-transparent. As it comes out of the tree trunk is forming “tears”.

The mastic tree is an evergreen bush 1,5-3,5m tall. It has an irregular shaped trunk (light grey when young and grey-reddish when older) with a lot of branches. Its scientific name is “Pistacia Lentiscus var. Chia” The mastic tree lives about a hundred years and is fully grown after about 40-50 years. It starts giving its resin (mastic) from 5-6 years old. After about 15 years, produces from 60 to 200 grams and in very exceptional cases up to 400 grams of mastic. Mastic tree thrives and gives mastic only in the south part of the island of Chios and nowhere else in the world. According to theories it only gives mastic there, due to under water volcanoes, the mild and dry climate and the lime consisting soil which has high drainage properties.

The preparation of the mastic tree and collection of mastic is a laborious job that starts at the beginning of June and is carried on until December. From ancient times mastic has been used as a natural medicine. A leaf fossil from a mastic tree has been found dating six million years.

Mastic oil and other sub-products are produced from mastic and are they used widely in medicine, pharmaceutical industry, dentistry, and industry in general.

Mastiha is used as a natural and hygienic chewing gum, excellent for teeth cleaning and traditionally used as medicine for stomach ache, stomach ulcer, diabetes, cholesterol etc. Recently mastic is used again in pharmaceutical industry for the therapy of stomach ulcer and general stomach disorders.

In recent years, university researchers have provided the scientific evidence for the medicinal properties of mastic.

In 2015 mastic was recognized as a natural medicine (HPMC) by the European Medicines Agency (ΕΜΑ)

Mastic (or masticha, mastiha, mastika, Мастикс, pryskyřice pistácie lentišku, Mastiks, Mastix, Mastic tree resin, Lentisco, resina de, mastiks, mastiksipistaasi, hartsi, Mastiks, pisztáciagyanta, lentisco resina, mastikà, Mastikas pistācijas sveķi, reżina tad-Deru, Mastiekboom, hars (mastiek), Mastyks, Mastique, Mastix, mastiks)

Nutritional value per 1gr

As natural medicine (Recommended dose)

  • Energy: 15.4kJ/3.65 kcal
  • Protein: 0gr
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0.83gr
  • Sugars: 0gr
  • Total Fat: 0gr
  • Dietary Fibres: 0.1gr
  • Salt: 0gr

Nutritional value per 2gr

CHEWING as natural chewing gum

  • Energy: 31kJ/7.3 kcal
  • Protein: 0gr
  • Total Carbohydrate:1.65gr
  • Sugars: 0gr
  • Total Fat: 0gr
  • Dietary Fibres: 0.36gr
  • Salt: 0gr

Nutritional value per 100gr

Natural

  • Energy: 1544kJ/365 kcal
  • Protein: 0.15gr
  • Total Carbohydrate:83gr
  • Sugars: 1gr
  • Total Fat: 0gr
  • Dietary Fibres: 18gr
  • Salt: 0gr
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