Hirudo Verbana Medicinalis Bloodsucking Leech - also known as the "Hungarian Leech" is the first ever variety of leech to be used in medicine & hirudotherapy in the history of the world. The Hungarian leech (hirudo verbana) is a close sister of the Hirudo Medicinalis and nearly identical in appearance, genetics, composition and function to its counterpart. In ancient times, leeches began to be used in Eastern Europe & Russia for medicinal purposes by healers and practitioners. Leaches were most extensively used in Romania, Hungary and the huge land mass of former USSR - now encompassing all of the Russia's territories. The leech inhabiting those areas featured a distinctly-beautiful pattern on its back and a greenish-brown tint of coloration. As the ancient practice of Hirudotherapy grew and became more popular and widespread, West European countries took notice and adopted the use of the Hungarian leech in their own medicinal practices. Countries such as France, Netherlands & Germany began importing huge quantities of Hirudo verbana and applied them on the bodies of the patients for different medical conditions. In more modern times, doctors and Scientists of Western Europe eventually decided to conduct more extensive studies on the leech as an animal and healer. To conduct those studies, they needed a leech more locally-prevalent to the region of Netherlands (Holland) and the Western parts of Europe. The leech variety that was studied was eventually called Hirudo Medicinalis and the leech itself posesses the same pattern and coloration as the original verbana leech, but its side stripes have a more flat-pinstriped pattern than the wider and more elaborate coloration pattern of the verbana. Hospitals and Medical professionals analyzed extensively the hirudin quantity and found there to be over 360 bio-available components in their leech saliva. Leach functions and aftereffects were also tested and probed, as a result of which, the western European leech variety was therefore deemed as the "official leech", as it had been scientifically studied and documented and it provided a good reference point for doctors and hospitals to scientifically base their own data on. Taking into consideration the convenience of being local to the studying-groups, the Hirudo medicinalis species has since been capitalized upon, turned into an expensive industrial medical brand and began to be grown and bred in clinical leech farms and capitalized upon. Today, Hirudo verbana Hungrian leech continues to be the single most widely-used leech of Europe by the people, folk healers and medicine-men. Its use has extended worldwide, as populations migrate and take their healing practices with them. This product is one of our most-sold leeches among experienced Russian Hirudotherapists and Leech SPA practitioners in USA and Worldwide!
Гирудотерапия - лечение медицинскими пиявками