The mastiha tree is only found on a small, beautiful Greek island called Chios, but its power has been respected for thousands of years. Precious tear dropped pieces of resin were collected by gently scratching the trunk of the mastiha tree. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, recommended mastiha as an excellent aid for digestion. Roman emperors used it to spice wine. Mastiha was chewed for white teeth and fresh breath. And, guess what?! It is still collected the same way today as it was back in ancient times, while still containing the same benefits! Because of these remarkable properties, mastiha was and still is a precious commodity. Why exclusively to this island? It remains a mystery to this day.
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