Mastich. Resinous exudation from the incised stem of Pistacia Lentiscus. Lentisk Tree. Nat. Ord. Terebinthaceae. Linn. Syst. Dicia Pentan-dria. Source, the islands and coasts of the Mediterranean. Imported chiefly from Turkey and the Levant.
Med. Prop. and Action. Astringent and diuretic; used in the same cases as Turpentine, to which it is inferior in every respect, excepting the taste. It was formerly esteemed in uterine diseases, but is now rarely employed.
Dose, gr. xx. - gr. xl.