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Medical magazine article on Leeches!

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Medical magazine article on Leeches!

Leeches have about 20 different Proteins in their saliva, which can help if you have thrombosis and other diseases - its 3000 year old blood thinner.   Greifswald – Wissenschaftliche Belege für eine mögliche Wirksamkeit der Blutegel­therapie haben Wissenschaftler um Jan-Peter Hildebrandt vom Zoologischen Institut der Universität Greifswald gefunden. Im Wissenschaftsmagazin PLoS ONE berichten sie über die Quantifizierung von biologisch aktiven Speicheldrüseninhaltsstoffen. Dabei konnten sie zwanzig Speichelproteine in einer Konzentration nachweisen, die physiologische Prozesse im menschlichen Körper beeinflussen können. Bereits im alten Ägypten wurde der medizinische Blutegel eingesetzt. Der Ektoparasit saugt sich an einem warmblütigen Wirt fest, schneidet eine Wunde in die...

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"Leeches" in different Languages!

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"Leeches" in different Languages!

Leeches in Deutsch: Egel English: Leeches العربية: علقيات azərbaycanca: Zəli беларуская: П’яўкі български: Пиявици Bahasa Banjar: Pacat বাংলা: জোঁক català: Sangonera Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Mā-kì čeština: Pijavice dansk: Igler डोटेली: जुका Ελληνικά: Βδέλλα emiliàn e rumagnòl: Sangvétula Esperanto: Hirudoj eesti: Kaanid estremeñu: Sandijuela فارسی: زالوها suomi: Juotikkaat français: Sangsue Gaeilge: Súmaire Avañe'ẽ: Ysope 客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Fù-khì עברית: עלוקה हिन्दी: जोंक hrvatski: Pijavice Kreyòl ayisyen: Sansi magyar: Piócák հայերեն: Տզրուկներ Bahasa Indonesia: Lintah dan pacet Ido: Sanguisugo íslenska: Iglur 日本語: ヒル Basa Jawa: Lintah қазақша: Сүліктер ಕನ್ನಡ: ಜಿಗಣೆ 한국어: 거머리 kurdî: Zîro Latina: Hirudo Lëtzebuergesch: Bluttsëffer lingála: Nsónzo lietuvių: Dėlės latviešu: Dēles македонски: Пијавици...

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Leeches have 32 brains & 10 stomachs: A visit to a leech farm

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Leeches have 32 brains & 10 stomachs: A visit to a leech farm

They were once used to treat everything from headaches to strangulation, and leeches are still a vital part of surgery. How are they farmed? Image Credit: Getty Images / iStockphoto Medical leeches on the palms of the attending physician. Published: 20:26 October 19, 2018 Rose George, Guardian News & Media Ltd Six seconds. Perhaps 10. Twelve, if it is cautious or dopey. After that, the jaws will activate, the hundreds of teeth will engage, the leech will begin to eat, and its meal is your blood. Are you wading through a tropical pond in fierce humidity? Have you returned to...

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Leech bites & Getting a Leech High

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Leech bites & Getting a Leech High

Getting Bitten by a Leech and How Do you Get a Leech High? Bloodsucking Leeches bite in order to feed. They do not feed on anything else, other than fresh blood, sucked from a living mammal or a human. “Leech High” is the state in which an individual enters, usually after leech therapy or after having been bitten by a bloodsucking leech, such as: Hirudo Medicinalis (West European Medicinal Leech), Hirudo Verbana (Eastern European Medicinal Leech), Hirudinaria Orientalis (Asian Medical Leech) or Hirudea Manilienses (Buffalo Leech), Hirudenia Decora (North American Medicinal Leech) Leeches get access to your bloodstream in one...

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Treatment with leeches at home (Blood and liver purification)

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Treatment with leeches at home (Blood and liver purification)  Besides curing diseases, leeches can be used to prevent different conditions and diseases. For this, the leeches are placed on the liver, the waist, the kidneys and the navel. This way the blood and the liver are cleansed and the immune system is boosted. First session: Three or four leeches are placed over the liver on the skin. The leech, which is to be used, is placed inside a cup. The cup is put bottoms up on the skin on the desired spot, so the leech sucks on the right spot....

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