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Old 04-01-2004, 08:38 PM   #1
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Anyone heard of Mastic Gum and what it does? Thanks.

 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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Anyone heard of Mastic Gum and what it does? Thanks.
Mastic Gum is a natural resin from the Pistacia lentiscus tree (an evergreen shrub from the pistachio tree family), which is found on the Island of Chios in Greece.

Apparently it has a protective effect on the stomach and kills even resistant strains of H-pylori, the bacteria that is responsible for stomach ulcers.

In other studies, mastic gum provided symptomatic relief of ulcers, reduced the intensity of gastric mucosal damage caused by anti-ulcer drugs and aspirin, and possessed antacid and cytoprotective qualities.

Apparently there are no side effects with it.

You can enter the name into an internet search engine and pull up all kinds of links that can give you more information.

 
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