The most well-known mastic gum is from the greek island of Chios. But the persian mastic gum is an interesting alternative that is more affordable. The resin comes in smal pieces and smells fresh, lemony and spicy. We can assume that the iranian mastic gum has similar medicinal properties as the greek variety with it's soothing and anti-inflammatory effects.
Botanical name: Pistacia terebinthus
Harvest location: Persia
Scent: lemony, fresh, nutty