The mastic is a medicinal plant that has an average height of about 2 meters and has bark reddish or gray, depending on the time of maturity of the plant (the more mature the plant is more intense gray color). The scientific name has been attributed to this plant is that of Pistacia lentiscus. The leaves of mastic are green and remain intact throughout the year. The flowers of this herb, however, are quite small and are red.
The traditional heyday the mastic is in the months of spring (the ripening fruit, however, takes place in the fall). In the chemical composition of mastic include considerable amounts of tannins and other elements with a high astringent.
Mastic is known for its excellent healing effects on all kinds of dental problems. It is a plant that helps strengthen gums and flavored breath. Mastic also has other uses in the dental industry, especially when preparing different dental cements. It is further noted that the mastic can also be a very good appetizer (usually used to induce appetite in children and elderly).
From a lentiscus resin can be prepared which serves to alleviate dental problems and freshen breath who chewed. With the mastic can also prepare special water and wine. If we do need a water Mastic Mastic branch with a few leaves of the plant and a large glass of water. Steep and drink all morning at noon (you can drink a cup after lunch and again before bedtime, every day).