Dr Dlawer Aldeen is a consultant microbiologist at Nottingham City Hospital who recently carried out the first UK clinical study on mastic gum and its effects on the H pylori bacteria. It is natural resin taken from a Mediterranean pistachio tree
He says: 'It has been known for many years that mastic gum can help clear up peptic ulcers and there have been several clinical studies on its effects in countries outside the UK in the past decade.
Even though this study was done on humans, we have been using mastic gum with our incare horses and it works a treat. As soon as we can get a safe and cost effective supply we will be offering it to our followers.