Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part A (2020)
Mastagi [Pistacia lentiscus Linn]: An unani drug of plant origin: A review
Author(s): Aisha Anjum A, Tabassum K and Roohi Zaman
Abstract: Mastagi [Pistacia lentiscus Linn] commonly known as mastic tree has been used in unani system of medicine for the treatment of various kinds of diseases since long time. This is a shrub or tree with separate male and female plant. The resin has strong smell and imported into India from other Mediterranean countries. Pharmacological activities of mastagi includes Mulattif [demulcent], Muharrik [stimulant], Jali [detergent], Mudir-e-bowl [diuretic], Habise ishaal [anti-diarrhoeal], Kasire riyah [carminative] etc. The aim of this review paper is to highlight the pharmacological effects in detail.
How to cite this article:
Aisha Anjum A, Tabassum K and Roohi Zaman. Mastagi [Pistacia lentiscus Linn]: An unani drug of plant origin: A review. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2020; 8(2): 25-27.