Mastic of Chios

Mastic of Chios has been claimed as a product of protected denomination origin since 1997, based on EU regulations. This is a unique product in the whole world because it only flourishes in the island of Chios. The mastic tree is an evergreen 3 meter high bush that gains its final form in 50 years Scientists have not yet found why the mastic tree cannot flourish in any part of the world.However the warm and dry climate of Chios seems to be the only reason. Mastic appears like teardrops in the slits of the trunk and drips on the ground. In order for the Mastic to circulate in the market in the form we know, it is meticulously cleaned be hand and it can be consumed without any chemical or industrial process. The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, had repeatedly pointed out the theurapeutic qualities of the mastic, especially for the treatment of stomach related diseases. Mastic has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It has beneficial effect in the condition of the digestive system. It plays an important role in the healing of injuries and helps in the restoration of the skin

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