mastic tree

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mastic tree

n.
An evergreen shrub or small tree (Pistacia lentiscus) of the Mediterranean region, cultivated for its resin. Also called lentisk.
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Noun1.mastic tree - an evergreen shrub of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated for its resin
genus Pistacia, Pistacia - a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Boswellia carterii extract inhibits TH1 cytokines and promotes TH2 cytokines in vitro.
2005) showed that acetone extract of Boswellia carterii gum resin decreased arthritic scores, reduced paw oedema and significantly suppressed local tissue TNF-[alpha] and IL-1[beta] in Lewis rats.
But in classical texts of Persian herbal medicine, a plant called kondor perhaps may be related to Boswellia carterii Bird W.