Pistacia lentiscus (Chios Mastictree)

Medical Indication

Part of the plant which can be used

  • The juice of the tree

Present in the market

  • Tincture.
  • Spice.
  • Mastic oil.
  • Gum.

Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration

PISTACIA LENTISCUS is a very useful remedy for health. It is indicated for circulatory system, because of its multiple action. It is anti-diabetic, cholesterol reduction, and helps the heart function. It is also antioxidant, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-cancer remedy. Especially in cancer, it acts against skin cancer. Pistacia is used to treat digestive disorders such as gastritis and helicobacter.
As aromatic and very healthy product, it can be used as spice in cooking.
We consume Pistacia in gum form that deals with some mouth problems such as stomatitis or peptic ulcer.
Also, it can be used in tincture and in mastic oil in order to treat digestive and skin problems.

Combinations & Contraindications

There is no information included.
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.

Recognized Ethnobotanical use

PISTACIA LENTISCUS is known for the antioxidant, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-cancer and antifungal action.

Dissemination & Use