\pɪstˈe͡ɪʃə lˈɛntɪskəs], \pɪstˈeɪʃə lˈɛntɪskəs], \p_ɪ_s_t_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə l_ˈɛ_n_t_ɪ_s_k_ə_s]\
Definitions of PISTACIA LENTISCUS
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The wood of this tree abounds with the resinous principles of mastich; and a tincture made from it has been used in the cure of dyspeptic affections, gout, and dysentery. It yields, by incision, the resin Mastich, Resi'na Lentis'cina, Menâ€™frige, Mas'tiche, Mastix, Piataciae Lentis'ci Resi'na. This resin has an agreeable smell when heated: is almost insipid; in globular, irregular, yellowish, semi-transparent masses; soluble in ether; partially so in alcohol. It is stimulant, and has been used in old coughs, and gleet, and is chewed to sweeten the breath. It is sometimes, also, employed to stop holes in carious teeth. Oil of Mastich, Mastichelae'on, Oleum Mastich'inum, is mentioned by Dioscorides.
By Robley Dunglison