Mastic gum comes from the sap of the mastic tree. It is how original chewing gum was made and it commonly still used to make natural chewing gum, desserts and even some spirits!
Studies have shown that mastic may be just as good as omeprazole for the eradication of h. pylori (the nasty bug that can cause acid reflux).
If you are feeling the effects of heartburn, chewing some mastic gum (found a middle eastern or specialty food stores) may bring some relief.
In another article, I will also discuss the benefits of apple cider vinegar for heart burn and why you should toss the TUMS and heartburn medications out for good.
To your health,