pistacia lentiscus


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Famous for it’s gum resin. Said to be the best stuff to fight H. Pylori. A shrub in the pistacio family, separate male and female plants, green year round, 3-15 ft (1-5m) high. Oval alternating leaves with light pale colored veins. Very small flowers with red “drupe” berries that turn black later. Yellow-white liquid resin that hardens in sun, can be chewed soft again in mouth. Sap drips out when tree gets small cuts on main branches. Used historically as chewing gum. Historically popular spice, used in all kinds of dishes, deserts and drinks. Used as a base for toothpaste, lotions and creams. Use as breath freshener, for lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, heart attacks, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, skin conditions, lowering mouth plaque, peptic ulcers, H. Pylori, gastritis, duodenal ulcers
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The essential oils of Pistacia lentiscus and Pistacia atlantica were extracted by hydrodistillation (Buchbauer, 2000 in Lahlou, [21] then analysed by GC/SM.
The levels of essential oils in the leaves of Pistacia atlantica and in Pistacia lentiscus are, respectively, 0.
In the essential oil of Pistacia lentiscus, the major compounds, expressed as a percentage in decreasing order, are: [beta]-Caryophyllen (17.
20] on the essential oil of Pistacia lentiscus leaves, collected in Turkey, has revealed that the major compounds of this extracts were: Terpinen-4-ol (29.
The essential oil of Pistacia lentiscus (700 km east of Algiers), extracted and studied by Benyoussef et al.