Kills Candida, H.Pylori & detrimental bacteria. Useful for cramps, indigestion, heartburn & negative effects of NSAID anti-inflammatories. Mastic gum is an extract from the Pistacia tree. It kills Candida albicans fungus (thrush infections), Helicobacter pylori bacteria (implicated in peptic and other ulcers), and may help reduce the risk of stomach cancer. Mastic gum is useful for intestinal cramps, indigestion and heartburn. It also counteracts damage to the gastric mucosa caused by aspirin and other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS).