Mastiha Growers Association is a cooperative since 1938 in Chios, Greece. As an entity, it has undertaken the exclusive management of natural mastiha in Greece and abroad.Mastiha (Gum Mastic) is known for its beneficial properties in human well being. It covers various applications in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetics & food industries. It has been qualified as Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.) products and inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.Also, EMA monograph is assigned for two indications:stomach disorders & wound healing while EFSA is on pending.
Chios Mastiha: It is used in pharmaceuticals, perfumes, cosmetics, beverages, bakery goods, sweets as well as in cooking. Scientific research shows that Chios Mastiha has anti- microbial, anti- inflammatory, and healing activity
Chios Mastiha is the natural resin of pistacia lentiscus var.
Chia, a tree which grows only on the Aegean island of Chios, Greece.
Benefits: Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, promotes oral hygiene, aids digestion and is beneficial in skin care
Recommended Use: Chew it on its own to cleanse and freshen your mouth
Use it in recipes to heightened the flavors
Important Note: Medium mastiha tears are quite soft. They are commonly used for coocking (after crashing the tears) and for chewing as well.
Mastiha and its products have great beneficial properties and activities supported by scientific findings and research:
Contributes to the hygiene of the gastrointestinal system
Exhibits therapeutic effect in patients suffering from peptic ulcers
Exhibits strong anti-microbial and antibacterial action
Exhibits healing and anti-inflammatory activity
Acts as a natural antioxidant agent
Makes a positive contribution to oral hygiene
Chios mastiha has been known, as an effective ingredient in the treatment of stomach pains, gastric disorders, digestive problems, gastralgia, helicobacter pylori and stomach ulcers since ancient times.
Μedical recipes from antiquity and the middle ages, written by medical practitioners,
physicians and botanists, recommend Chios mastiha as a beneficial aid in treating
conditions and disorders of the gastrointestinal system.
According to recent clinical studies, Chios mastiha has proven action against Helicobacter pylori,
contributes positively to preventing and treating the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and constitutes the most natural way to treat peptic disorders