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
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.