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VMs: Mastic...?

Hi everyone,

Here's a herb I hadn't heard of with an interesting story to tell...

	May 29, 2000 -- To raise funds for his famous expedition,
	Christopher Columbus reportedly promised he would bring
	back four precious commodities: gold, spices, cotton, and

	Gold? Of course. Spices? Certainly. But mastic? Mastic
	oil comes from the sap of a rare cousin of the pistachio
	tree. In ancient times, doctors, including Hippocrates and
	Galen, prized it for its ability to cure stomach ulcers and
	gum disease. ...

Full story:-


Dana? :-)

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....