In Britain over six million people a year are affected by ulcers. Stomach ulcer symptoms are becoming increasingly prevalent in younger people, and modern research has shown that these may be a result of a bacterial infection in the stomach. Mastic gum is a resin obtained from the Pistacia lentiscus tree, which has anti-microbial properties and destroys this bacterium. Mastika products contain this resin and may therefore be useful to those individuals suffering from peptic ulcers.
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