Friday, 11 August 2017
Saliva found to have properties that help speed up the healing process
Every parent knows the first thing to do with a cut arm or scraped knee is to kiss it better.
And now there is a scientific reason to do it too. Experts say it could actually speed up the healing process as it has properties that can boost recovery, which is why cuts in the mouth heal quicker.
Professor Vicente Torres, of the University of Chile, said: ‘These findings open new alternatives to better understand the biology underlying the differences between oral and skin wound healing. We believe the study could help the design of better approaches to improve wound healing in tissues other than the mouth.’