Latin Name: pistachia lentiscus
Alternative Name: gum mastic, masticke, lentisk.
Forms Available: resin

Mastic – pistachia lentiscus – Also known as Gum Mastic. This aromatic, evergreen shrubby tree has scented pale green spring flowers in clusters and red to black berries. The bark is tapped for mastic, its resin, which chewed in the eastern Mediterranean as a breath freshener and employed as a flavoring for bread, pastries, and the liqueur Mastiche. This resin can be difficult to find, if unavailable try substituting a combination, equal parts of gum arabic and frankincense.

Other Uses: Love; Magical Power; Psychic Awareness; Adds potency and power to any incense.

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