Chios mastic gum (mastiha) is a unique product with many beneficial qualities and wide-ranging uses since antiquity. Nowadays, it is used in pharmaceuticals, perfumes, cosmetics, beverages, bakery goods, sweets as well as in cooking. Mastiha is a natural resin of pistacia lentiscus var. Chia, a tree which grows only on the Aegean island of Chios, Greece.
Scientific research shows that Chios Mastiha has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and healing activity. It contributes to a healthy gastrointestinal system and has beneficial effects for both oral hygiene and skin care.