The mastic is used for medical reason since long time ago.
Researches that took place on the University of Nottingham in England show that mastic helps to cure the bacterium of pylorus.
Researches also take place at Greek Universities, regarding the effects of mastic in diabetes, cholesterol and triglycerides.
The mastic can be used as a cream against the burns, the trench foot and the dermal diseases.
Mastic is used for the manufacturing of surgically fibers because it absorbs easily from the human body.
Chewing mastic keeps teeth and gingival in good health.
Dentists use mastic oil as antiseptic and palliative.
For the same reason, mastic is used as ingredient of toothpastes.
Mastic helps the improvement of the denture.
The mastic oil is used as perfume.
The mastic oil is used for cleaning the face. For this reason it is used as an ingredient of creams for the face.
Another use of mastic oil is as a stabilizer for colors. Par example colors for clothes, varnish for airplanes, instruments etc
Mastic can be added at sweets, candies, cookies etc
Mastic is used as a spice for meat and cheese.
In some areas, mastic was used to give a special smell to the bread.
Mastic is used for producing liqueur and ouzo.