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Is Mastic Gum Safe?

Generally, mastic gum is safe for use and is well tolerated by most of its users. However, in some cases, some side effects may appear. If it happens, make sure to notify your physician about it and ask for advice. In fact, make sure to consult your doctor before starting to use it in the first place, especially if you are taking medicine for your condition. This goes especially for those who are using pantoprazole (Protonix) or any other ulcer medication. Possible side effects of mastic gum ...

How Does Mastic Gum Work?

Depending on your needs, you can either chew mastic gum or use it in powder, capsule or tincture. It can also be applied to the skin in the form of oil to treat some skin conditions. Mastic may be able to help reduce stomach acid and protect the lining of your stomach, as well as your intestine. It also seems to fight fungi and bacteria. In addition, it contains a fragrant oil that may help keep your breath fresh. Generally, mastic gum may be beneficial for a number of problems, includi...

Where Does Mastic Gum Come From?

Mastic gum (Pistacia lenticscus) is a kind of a sticky substance called resin. It comes from the trunk and stems of an evergreen shrub grown in the Mediterranean (mostly on Chios, a Greek island) and it has been used for centuries to cure digestion problems, improve oral and liver health. Also, it has been used as a natural remedy for pain relief and wound healing. In fact, ancient Greek physicians such as Hippocrates have described its usage. Other than the Greeks, it is said that Roman ...