Mastic Chios is of the best-known natural chewing gums, this sweet-smelling, classic resin has a track record as ancient as Frankincense and Myrrh. Used extensively in the Mediterranean for medicine since the time of Hippocrates in ancient Greece, Chios Mastic is a mainstay of Mediterranean cooking, baking and the production of liqueurs,
Grown mainly on the Greek island of Chios, Empires and conquerors have coveted mastic resin production. Controlling the supply of Chios Mastic has been a strategic consideration by invading armies for hundreds if not thousands of years.
Mastic is the original Old World chewing gum, with the origin of its name rooted in mastication ie: chewing.
Mastic has a unique and delightful sweet aroma, making it a popular ingredient in confections, cakes, puddings and other traditional culinary delights of cultures around the Mediterranean. The unique aroma of Mastic makes it valuable in incense blends and perfume compositions. With traditional medicinal attributes ranging from digestive ease, fresh breath, stimulating the gums and appetite, removing plaque and refreshing the mind, Mastic has been used as medicine for thousands of years.
- Studies have shown that compounds in Mastic resin kill the H. Pylori bacteria, a known cause of ulcers.
- When creating sacred space or cleansing an area, I have found there is nothing with as high a vibration and cleansing ability as a couple of Mastic tears on the coal.
- Mastic is an integral ingredient in “Chrism,” the sacred anointing oil of the Orthodox church.
This listing is for the regular grade Mastic Chios resin which is identical to the Grade A tears except that it is not as white and often has slightly larger and irregular tears. The Grade A Chios Mastic is very uniform. You can find the Grade A Chios Mastic in the shop here
Please note that our ounces are 30 grams, not the 25 grams many other sellers offer. To this generous ounce, we ALWAYS add a bit more and NEVER less to our packages. Something our customers have come to count on.
For recipes, instructions and more information about the different types of Frankincense, Myrrh and other oleoresins, please visit my blog at http://apothecarysgarden.com/blog