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VMs: Re: Mastic...?
Hmm, Pistacia lentiscus. Looks interesting. Thank you for the reference.
Some similarities to f04r, though I do not believe that this a valid
match. Will keep in mind for possible future consideration.
Nick Pelling wrote:
> 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.....