Partner 5: Chios Chamber of Commerce

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The cluster comprises of local companies producing Chios Mastiha Liqueur, a natural product made from the extraction and distillation of the unique PDO product Mastiha which is a unique resin harvested from the mastic tree, Pistacia lentiscus var chia, a small evergreen shrub that grows on rocky terrain on the southern part of the island.

Chios mastiha has been known, as an effective ingredient in the treatment of stomach pains, gastric disorders, digestive problems, gastralgia and stomach ulcers since ancient times.

Μedical recipes from antiquity and the middle ages, written by medical practitioners, physicians and botanists, recommend Chios mastiha as a beneficial aid in treating conditions and disorders of the gastrointestinal system.

According to recent clinical studies, Chios mastiha has proven action against Helicobacter pylori, contributes positively to preventing and treating the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and constitutes the most natural way to treat peptic disorders.