Numerous published international clinical studies verify that Mastiha is a highly potent medicinal herb with significant antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have officially granted health claims to Chios Mastiha.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has assigned Chios Mastiha an EU Herbal Monograph as a TRADITIONAL HERBAL MEDICINE used for the symptomatic treatment of minor inflammations of the skin and mild dyspeptic disorders.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recognizes the following health claims for Chios Mastiha: …contributes to a healthy gastrointestinal system…and …has a beneficial effect on oral hygiene.
[Art. 13.2, No. 1314 & 3082]
The beneficial effects of Chios Mastiha have been internationally recognised leading to its registration throughout the globe. Mastiha has been already approved as a herbal medicinal product, as an ingredient for food supplements, OTC, prescription and homeopathic medicines as well as an ingredient for cosmetic products. Further registration processes are ongoing.
Successful regular FDA audits Classification: No Action Indicated
Functional Health Ingredient. Chios Mastiha helps improve stomach health.
Traditional herbal medicine product for mild dyspeptic disorders. Chios Mastiha helps alleviate stomach pain and heartburn in association with functional dyspepsia.
Approved Cosmetic Ingredient in China IECIC 2015: 08498 粘胶乳香树 (PISTACIA LENTISCUS） 胶 PISTACIA LENTISCUS (MASTIC) GUM
Approved as an active ingredient for use in listable, OTC, prescription & homeopathic medicines in Australia with no dosage restrictions. PISTACIA LENTISCUS
in the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India RUMIMASTAGI (PISTACIA LENTISCUS) RESIN
part 1, Vol. V, chapter 74, page 162
BELGIUM, FRANCE, ITALY
Included in the BelFrIt Botanical list of food supplement ingredients PISTACIA LENTISCUS
Chios Mastiha has been granted the status of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) in the European Union.
[Regulation (EC) No. 123/1997]
The know-how of cultivating Chios Mastiha on the island of Chios has been included in UNESCO’s representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
[Nomination file No. 00993, 11/2014]