The Face Hole Series

Magical Properties of Saliva

Saliva can heal, help us taste, and even make us feel sexier

Photo: Richard Jaimes / Unsplash

Spit, spittle, dribble, drool, slaver, slobber, sputum.

That may sound like a spell from Harry Potter, but it’s just a list of names used to describe saliva. From translation of the Latin word for spittle, saliva has roots in the…



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Dr. Linda Dahl

Dr. Linda Dahl


Physician. Author of Tooth and Nail:The Making of a Female Fight Doctor & Better Breastfeeding, @doctorlindadahl