No need to worry anymore if there is no disinfectant around when you cut yourself.
Just lick it.
Laboratory tests in Holland have shown that a certain protein called Histatin which is present in saliva, besides having an antibacterial effect, also accelerates the healing process.
The Dutch scientists hope that from their new knowledge better treatment can be found for chronic wounds and burns.
So when you next tell a child who has cut themselves to “lick it better”,you can now be sure it will help.