Human saliva contains a natural painkiller according to new research. The chemical is named opiorphin may soon be able to provide a new gamut of painkillers and maybe even anti-depressent drugs.
I guess this means that YOU really are the cure.
â€œIts pain-suppressive effect is like that of morphine,â€ says Catherine Rougeot at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, who led the research. â€œBut we have to test its side effects as it is not a pure painkiller,â€ she says. â€œIt may also be an anti-depressive molecule.â€