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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Medicinal leech therapy and related case study: Overview in current medical field

Author(s):

Ashvin V Dudhrejiya, Shivangi B Pithadiya, Ashok B Patel, Amitkumar J Vyas, Ajay I patel and Dhruvansi A Gol

Abstract:

Although complementary medicine practises have a long history, but recently focused on their potential mechanisms of action. Among the leeches, Hirudo-medicinal is has widespread therapeutic use, although other species have also been researched and investigated internationally. More than 20 known bioactive compounds are secreted by leeches (Salivary product). They have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, platelet inhibitory, anticoagulant, thrombin regulating, extracellular matrix degradative, and antibacterial activities, but with more research, the range of effects may broaden. In this instance, cultured leeches are attached to the afflicted areas and begin sucking blood after an initial, painless bite. The majority of therapeutic advantages are attributable to saliva's diverse bioactive components. The novel Ayurveda text Sushruta Samhita devoted a complete chapter on hirudino therapy In order to enable the fraternity to use both sources for the good of humanity, the current research highlights the numerous features of medicinal leech therapy from both Ayurvedic texts and contemporary science.

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How to cite this article:
Ashvin V Dudhrejiya, Shivangi B Pithadiya, Ashok B Patel, Amitkumar J Vyas, Ajay I patel and Dhruvansi A Gol. Medicinal leech therapy and related case study: Overview in current medical field. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2023;12(1):21-31. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2023.v12.i1a.14543

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