Description Shrub with abundant ramifications and
, paripinnadas, with oval leaflets or elliptical,
, coriacea, brilliant. The top surface is green, the less opaque and clear. Borde whole. Petiole flattened and winged. The flowers are arranged in small clusters in the armpit of the leaves, with the cup pentalobulado and five stamens. Reddish color. The fruit is
spherical, the first
and then black, containing
and the odor is
typical Mediterranean species, growing in coastal areas while the interior is very rare. It can reach up to 3 m. Is harvested in
Essence, tannin, masticina acid, chewing.
Expectorant, antidiarrheal. Instructions for use powders.
The resin that comes from spontaneously or after the incision is known popularly as the "mastic". Its recalls the smell of turpentine and is often used as
adhesive, and also in the food industry for the manufacture of chewing. The restorers also used and the photographic industry. From the seeds of lentiscus, you get an oil with high yield, suitable for lighting, saponification and manufacture of