The Chios Mastiha
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.