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Health Claims

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.

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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.

[EMA/HMPC/46758/2015]

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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]

Regulatory Status

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.

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USA

Successful regular FDA audits Classification: No Action Indicated

(02/2019)

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KOREA

Functional Health Ingredient. Chios Mastiha helps improve stomach health.

(10/2014)

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CANADA

Traditional herbal medicine product for mild dyspeptic disorders. Chios Mastiha helps alleviate stomach pain and heartburn in association with functional dyspepsia.

(03/2016)

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CHINA

Approved Cosmetic Ingredient in China IECIC 2015: 08498 粘胶乳香树 (PISTACIA LENTISCUS) 胶 PISTACIA LENTISCUS (MASTIC) GUM

(12/2015) (03/2016)

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AUSTRALIA

Approved as an active ingredient for use in listable, OTC, prescription & homeopathic medicines in Australia with no dosage restrictions. PISTACIA LENTISCUS

(12/2007)

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INDIA

in the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India RUMIMASTAGI (PISTACIA LENTISCUS) RESIN

part 1, Vol. V, chapter 74, page 162

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BELGIUM, FRANCE, ITALY

Included in the BelFrIt Botanical list of food supplement ingredients PISTACIA LENTISCUS

(05/2014)

Recognition

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Chios Mastiha has been granted the status of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) in the European Union.

[Regulation (EC) No. 123/1997]

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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]