Chios gum mastic: A review of its biological activities.

@article{Paraschos2012ChiosGM,
  title={Chios gum mastic: A review of its biological activities.},
  author={S. Paraschos and S. Mitakou and A. Skaltsounis},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 14},
  pages={
          2292-302
        }
}
The resin of Pistacia lentiscus (L.) var. chia (Duham), an evergreen shrub belonging to the family Anacardiaceae and uniquely cultivated in southern Chios, is known as mastic. It has been used for more than 2500 years in traditional Greek medicine for treating several diseases such as gastralgia and peptic ulcers, while the actions of the gum are mentioned in the works of Herodotus, Dioscorides and Galen. Several Roman, Byzantine, Arab and European authors make extensive references to mastic's… Expand
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