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Adopt A Chios Mastiha Tree

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Why to Adopt
A Chios Mastiha Tree?
To create roots connecting you to the unique Chios Mastiha Tree. A tree which offers the gift of the precious healing "tear" uniquely to Southern Chios. The Chios Mastiha! A national P.D.O product.
To strengthen the cultivation of Mastiha. A traditional cultivation, which has been included by UNESCO in the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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who we are

Driven by our love for the island and its precious trees we decided to create our own environmental project…

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where we are

In Chios, a Greek Island of North Aegean! We work in Mesa Didyma, one of the 24 Mastiha villages of South Chios…

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how we work

With the traditional cultivation methods in order to give you a pure healing miracle of nature. Chios Mastiha!…

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Chios Mastiha Tree
A Gift Of Life
Pistacia Lentiscus var Chia
Offers exclusively in South Chios its rare Chios Mastiha
Evergreen Shrub
With a height of 2 - 5 meters it gives life all year round in our fields
40-50 years are needed for Lentisk to get its final form
New Plantations
Grafts, offshoots, or layers give birth to new chicks
Chios Mastiha Tree Cultivation
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The Chios Mastiha
Five years after the planting of the Chios Mastiha Tree and through the process of the kentos of the vein, as we call the carving of small scars on the lentisk’s bark, its resinous eternity begins to flow. The trunk and the large branches of the Chios Mastiha Tree give us the precious and exquisite tears of the unique Chios Mastiha
Mastiha oil
The essential Oil of Chios Mastiha is known for its antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and healing action. It finds uses in pharmacy, in perfumery, in cosmetology and in beverages industry
In History
Herodotus, Dioscorides, Hippocrates and other Greek doctors discovered in antiquity the special aroma and healing properties of Chios Mastiha. Τhe first natural chewing gum in the ancient world used to clean the teeth and the freshness of the breath
In Pharmaceutics
According to an European Medicines Agency decision, Chios Mastiha has been classified as Traditional Herbal Medicinal Product. Helps in the digestive system and in oral hygiene, protects against Atherosclerosis, has healing properties, etc. A series of studies attributed to Chios Mastiha and anticancer action
In Cosmetology
Chios Mastiha has extensive applications and uses in the production of cosmetics for deep cleansing of the skin, protection against old age, wrinkle fighting, etc. You will find facial and body creams, soaps, shower gels, shampoos and toothpastes
In Cooking
Various pastries such as traditional Greek brioches, various sweets such as chian masourakia, traditional dishes, loukoum, jams, ice creams, chocolates, chewing gums, candies, beverages, tea, coffee, dairy, pasta, sauces are made with Chios Mastiha giving them their particular aroma
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The Chios Mastiha At History
Chios mastiha has been known, as an effective ingredient in the treatment of stomach pains, gastric disorders, digestive problems, gastralgia 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 Herodotus and Dioscourides, Chios Mastiha is beneficial to oral hygiene, a fact that is without any doubt, owing to its antimicrobial action against many oral pathogens.
Numerous trials have demonstrated the relationship between Chios Mastiha and antiplaque effects, chronic periodontitis, prevention of caries, peridental disorders, treating of oral malodor, gingivitis and gum disease, as well as other relevant conditions.
about Chios Mastiha

The Tree We Hurt

A movie about the friendship between two young boys during the summertime in 60’s Chios Island.


Coco Chanel Ad

A movie about Coco Chanel’s Blue Serum perfume that is filled with Chios and Chios Mastiha Trees.


Sweet Alchemy

A Greek TV show dedicated to Chios, the cultivation, production and recipes of Chios Mastiha Trees.

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Visit your Chios Mastiha Tree
The Gift Of Life
You should see the colorful ''carpets'' created by unique wild flowers such as "Lalades", wild Tulips of Chios (Tulipa praecox, Tulipa agenesis, Tulipa clusiana και Tulipa undulatifolia), 110 Orchid species and wild Garlic. You have to smell the intoxicating scent of the "Sparta" (Spartium junceum) and admire their yellow color on the roads and hills. At this period the Chios Mastiha growers are cleaning and levelling the soil of weeds around the "table" and level it. They then start the "Tables Sweeping" process.
Chios is an island with dozens of beaches to discover during the summer. Beaches with turquoise waters in calm bays, organized beaches with awards by the European Blue Flag Institute and also the unique Mavra Volia or Mavros Gialos Beach! The Chios Mastiha growers start the “tables soil spreading” process. The process of "Kentos" follows. Don't miss it!! It is the most important phase in the Chios Mastiha cultivation. You can carefully mark the Lentiscus with a small sharp iron tool with grooved ends, called “kentitiri”. The First Chios Mastiha Gathering also starts, at this period. The annual meeting of the adoptive parents will take place in the summer!
The weather in September is still warm and you can also enjoy our beautiful beaches! In October the trees paint the island in brown red colors and nature will captivate your heart! Hiking in that period is amazing! The "Kentos" process is completed in Autumn and the Second Chios Mastiha Gathering with a special tool called “timitiri” starts. The Chios Mastiha growers also wash and spread the Chios Mastiha to dry at this time and if you take a walk in the Mastiha villages the picture of the spread out Chios Mastiha will reward you!
The stormy sea and thick clouds constantly change colors in all shades of blue and grey. This is a magical picture on the island in winter! The Chios Mastiha growers are sifting the Mastiha in order to separate it from leaves, twigs and soil. This process is called “Tahtarisma”. Also in all of the 24 Mastiha villages, you will find women cleaning the Chios Mastiha. This process, called "Pastrema" will certainly amaze you. Don't forget to try your hand at it! When the Chios Mastiha is cleaned by the growers, it is delivered to the Chios Mastiha Growers Association where the product is especially processed, packed and commercially available.