|anti-bacterial and anti-fungal action
University Of Athens/Chair of Pharmacology
Chemical synthesis and antibacterial activity of the essential oil extracted from the plant Pistacia Lentiscus Var Chia (mastic oil).
Results - conclusions
Mastic oil showed a remarkable antibacterial activity. It also revealed a very important anti-fungus activity. This very interesting antibacterial activity of the resin (mastic) will justify research on its activity against clinically isolated resistant micro-organisms.
|promotes good oral hygiene
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The activity of chios mastic in oral hygiene.
The alteration of bacterial plaque. The aim of the paper is to examine how natural Chios mastic can prevent the damaging effect (toxicity) of the viruses gathering around the teeth.
Results - conclusions
1. By systematic chewing of Chios mastic, the amount of bacterial plaque was statistically reduced to an important extent of 41.5%, compared to cases when nothing had been chewed.
2. The use of Chios mastic did not increase the number of leucocytes in the bacterial plaque.
|effective against stomach ulcers
Nottingham university clinic
Chios mastic destroys the spiral bacteria of the pylorus.
A small dose of Mastic – 1 gram per day for two weeks – can heal peptic ulcers very fast. Mastic clearly caused important structural changes to the organism, as shown by the electrical microscope. These results show that mastic is certain to possess an anti-bacterial activity against the spiral bacteria of pylorus. This activity could at least explain the anti-ulcer activity of mastic.
|protects against dental plaque
Meikai University Dental School - Japan (2003)
A clinical study published in 2003 by the Dental School of Meikai University in Japan, in the Journal of Periodontology, proved that regular chewing of mastic inhibits the reproduction of bacteria responsible for periodontal conditions and the creation of plaque in the oral cavity; in parallel, it lessens gum irritation.
|action against helicobacter pylori
Dan-kook University South Korea (2002)
A clinical study by the Medical School of Dan-kook University in South Korea showed that the use of mastic limited Helicobacter pylori concentrations and the onset of gastritis.
Warwick University Coventry England (2005)
A study by Warwick University in Coventry, England (5), confirms the significant antimicrobial action of the mastic oil of Chios.