Mastiha: The Resin Gem of the Mediterranean

Mastiha, also known as mastic, is a unique resin obtained from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus var. Chia) found primarily on the Greek island of Chios. This aromatic resin has been cherished for its numerous properties and uses for centuries.

Historical Significance Mastiha's history dates back to ancient Greece, where it was used as a luxury chewing gum, a fact from which it derives its name (masticate means to chew). It was also used in ancient medicine, cosmetics, and even in cooking as a spice.

Health Benefits Modern science has begun to validate many of the traditional claims about mastiha's health benefits. It has been found to possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Additionally, mastiha has been studied for its potential benefits for gastrointestinal health, including its ability to combat Helicobacter pylori bacteria, which can cause stomach ulcers.

Culinary and Other Uses Beyond its medicinal uses, mastiha is a cherished ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. It adds a unique flavor to pastries, liqueurs, and even savory dishes. Furthermore, it's used in the production of cosmetics and perfumes due to its pleasant aroma and potential skin benefits.

Chios mastiha

After Shave Oxygenating Balsam with Mastiha 100ml After Shave Oxygenating Balsam with Mastiha 100ml
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€15.11

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Body Butter with Chios Mastiha Oil and Grape 250ml Body Butter with Chios Mastiha Oil and Grape 250ml
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€17.60

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Chios mastiha natural essential oil 10g Chios mastiha natural essential oil 10g
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€67.84

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Chios mastiha natural essential oil 5g Chios mastiha natural essential oil 5g
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€33.78

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Chios mastiha natural medium tears 100g Chios mastiha natural medium tears 100g
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€42.27

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Chios mastiha natural medium tears 10g Chios mastiha natural medium tears 10g
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€4.40

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Chios mastiha natural medium tears 20g metalbox Chios mastiha natural medium tears 20g metalbox
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€9.23

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Chios mastiha natural medium tears 50g Chios mastiha natural medium tears 50g
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€21.41

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Chios mastiha natural small tears 10g Chios mastiha natural small tears 10g
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€4.40

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Chios mastiha natural small tears 20g metalbox Chios mastiha natural small tears 20g metalbox
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€9.23

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Chios Mastiha Powder with Inulin for Nutritional Use 3x2g Chios Mastiha Powder with Inulin for Nutritional Use 3x2g
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€2.32

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Chios mastiha toothpaste 96g / 80ml Chios mastiha toothpaste 96g / 80ml
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€8.70

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ELMA Classic Chewing Gum ELMA Classic Chewing Gum
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€1.65

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Chios Mastiha 500ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Chios Mastiha 500ml
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€15.61

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Eye Cream with Mastiha, Liquorice, Ayuverdic Gentian, and Hyaluronic Acid 15ml Eye Cream with Mastiha, Liquorice, Ayuverdic Gentian, and Hyaluronic Acid 15ml
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€14.72

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Face Gel Cleanser with Chios Mastiha and Oligoelements Cu, Mn and Zn Face Gel Cleanser with Chios Mastiha and Oligoelements Cu, Mn and Zn
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€11.91

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Hair Mask with Chios Mastiha Oil, Wheat and Plant Stem Cells 250ml Hair Mask with Chios Mastiha Oil, Wheat and Plant Stem Cells 250ml
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€17.86

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Marmelade with Chios Tangerine 230g Marmelade with Chios Tangerine 230g
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€6.01

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Mastiha Eau de Toilette 50ml Mastiha Eau de Toilette 50ml
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€28.83

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Conclusion Mastiha is a true Mediterranean treasure, offering a blend of rich history, health benefits, and culinary versatility. Its unique properties and uses make it a sought-after resin, not just in Greece but around the world.

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