Mastic, Chios Tears

Mastic, Chios Tears

Sanskrit name: Rumi Mastagee
Botanical name: Pistacia lentiscus
Habitat: It is native to a Greek Island called Chios.





  • Rasa (taste): Sweet
  • Virya (action): Heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta

General information

The sap extracted from the Mastic Tree bark is used for medicinal as well as for culinary purpose. It is highly rich in anti-oxidants and hence help to regulate blood circulation in the body. It is anti-inflammatory in nature and helps in controlling the pain in joints and muscles. It also helps to regulate the bowel movements and metabolic activities. It has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties and is therefore helpful in treating skin ailments and allergies.


No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance. Avoid in pregnancy

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