Friday, May 4, 2012

It Is A Miracle!!

I first learned about the healing power of dog saliva when I first returned to Texas and stayed with Sara. Her dog, Princess, is notorious for licking everybody and everything. As I have periodically suffered from eczema, she would take to licking my knuckles when they would break out. I wouldn't really think anything about it and would put a stop to it in fairly short order.

I have been re-introduced to this puppy magic again this week. I have become afflicted recently with another pretty bad bout of eczema over the last couple of weeks. I started putting Cortozone 10 on it last week on a regular basis to try and improve the healing, but it was a very slow process. However, the past couple of nights Leo (a.k.a., Devil Dog) has started licking the worst of the spots even with the Cortozone cream on them. He has always loved to lick lotion off my legs, hands, feet whenever I have put some on, so I didn't really think anything of it. I also didn't stop him because he would start this right as I was starting to fall asleep and since I've had insomnia so bad that I will grab sleep whenever I can and knew that if I made a big deal about it then I would wake myself up and might not get back to sleep.

Well, I noticed this morning that the spots where Leo has been licking have healed. They are no longer itchy and red and are well on the way towards going away. This got me to thinking, so I did a Google search on the "healing power of dog saliva" and lo and behold it has been a known curative since the early Greeks. There even used to be temples where dogs would be kept and the sick and injured would come and be licked. It turns out that there is something in the saliva of dogs that has an antibiotic affect. So, while it may seem icky, as long as a person does not have a suppressed immune system (e.g., HIV, cancer, etc.) and the dog's mouth is clean (e.g., no yellow tartar build up on the teeth, foul breath, etc.) then in small amounts it might not be a horrendous thing.

I guess this is just one more way that Leo has improved my life since he has entered it.

3 comments:

Jay said...

Well great! I see a whole new career...bottling puppy saliva and selling it!!!

SAngRiA Smiles said...

aw :) good boy!

Jane said...

Honesty had never heard this....