Miltiadis Sarantinidis . Ilias Smyrnioudis. Operations Manager. Commercial Manager. Chios Mastiha constitutes a 100% natural product and it comes from the trunk and the branches of the mastiha tree ( Pistacia Lentiscus var. Chia ) .
It is the air-dried, resinous exudation of the mastiha tree which is exclusively cultivated in South Chios, a Greek island of the East Aegean Sea.
Only the variety Chia produces the finest, the purest and the unique for its therapeutical uses Mastiha.Chios Mastiha
…is an evergreen shrub, 2-3 meters tall, which grows slowly
…it takes 15-20 years to reach its ultimate form
…has the potential to produce Mastiha 5 years after it is planted
…is a resilient plant, vulnerable only to frost and mistreatment
What is a PDO product?
cases, of a country, used in the description of an
agricultural product or a food originating from this
specified region or country. The PDO product owes
all its properties to this specific region.
Since 1997, Chios Mastiha has been identified as PDO product (No 123/1997 Regulation of the E.U. –L0224/24-1-97)
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Based on its beneficial attributes the Chios Mastiha is exported worldwide and it is used in various fields.
The main markets are:
-Arabic countries: Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Syria e.t.c.
-European countries: Cyprus, France, England, Germany, Italy e.t.c.
-North Africa: Tunice, Moroco, Algeria, Egypt e.t.c.
-U.S.A, Turkey, Japan, Korea, Australia, e.t.c.
and Chios Mastiha Oil
Mastiha Chewing Gum with natural extracts of peppermint, spearmint and cinnamon.
The exact composition of Chios Mastiha is not known yet 100%. An extraordinary variety of therapeutical & aromatic ingredients are found in it.
Natural polymer - poly-B-myrcene. It is contained in mastiha in almost 25%.
Acidic Fraction- in acidic fraction, which is the 39% of mastiha, are contained acidic triterpenes substances.
Neutral fraction- In neutral fraction, which is the 28% of mastiha, are contained neutral ingredients such as triterpenic aldehydes and alcohols.
Chios Mastiha was used in the traditional Greek medicine against disorders of the peptic system like dyspepsia, stomach ache, peptic ulcers, etc.
Clinical researches have proved that Chios Mastiha contributes to the prevention of ulcers because of its action against to the helicobacter pylori. The anti-microbial action of mastiha can eliminate the helicobacter pylori from the stomach of people who suffer from the infection that this bacteria causes.
Searches have shown that Chios Mastiha relieves from gastrointestinal disorders, dyspepsia and gastralgia (stomach ache).
- Dietary supplements