Mastic Chios is one of the best-known natural chewing gumsin the Western world. This sweet-smelling, classic resin has a track record as ancient as Frankincense and Myrrh.
$13.00 - $540.00
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Mastic Chios is used extensively in the Mediterranean for medicine since the time of Hippocrates in ancient Greece, Mastic is a mainstay of Mediterranean cooking, baking and the production of liqueurs,
This listing is for our Grade B mastic Chios which has slightly larger and more irregular tears and is not as pure white as the Grade A+. It has the same aroma fresh, chewed and burned, but is less expensive.
Grown mainly on the Greek island of Chios, Mastic Chios resin production has been coveted by empires and conquerors. Controlling the supply of Chios Mastic has been a strategic consideration by invading armies for hundreds if not thousands of years.
Mastic Chios is the original Old World chewing gum with the origin of it's name rooted in mastication ie: chewing.
With traditional medicinal attributes ranging from digestive ease, fresh breath, stimulating the gums and appetite, removing plaque and refreshing the mind, Mastic has been medicine for thousands of years.
The unique aroma of Mastic makes it valuable in incense blends and perfume compositions.
When creating sacred space or cleansing an area, I have found nothing with as high a vibration and cleansing ability as a couple of Mastic tears on the coal.
Mastic Chios is an integral ingredient in "Chrism," the sacred anointing oil of the Orthodox church.
Mastic has a unique and unusually sweet aroma, making it a popular ingredient in confections, cakes, puddings and other traditional culinary delights of cultures around the Mediterranean.
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.
This is a collection of aromatic materials mentioned in the Old & New Testaments and in ancient Egyptian texts. I often get asked to translate biblical plant names and source the materials they mention. They are all here in this collection.