Saliva

Description

saliva

The tasteless, odorless liquid from the saliva gland begins the process of digesting food. Humans secrete and swallow up to 1500 ml. daily. Saliva is 99.5% water. Humans produce a quart of saliva a day or 10,000 gallons in a lifetime.

Function

Its function is to moisten food, to lubricate mouthparts, to act as a digestive agent to sugars. Breaks down food caught in the teeth and protects teeth and tongue. There have been some studies that suggest that meditation produces healthier saliva and decreases cavities.

Color

Clear

Shape

Thin at tip of tongue, thicker in back of tongue.

Direction

Above the waist.

Location

In mouth.

Delimitation

Surrounded by oral cavity.

Meditation on Saliva