30 Live Medical Leeches

Regular price $144.99 USD

30 Live Medical Leeches Pack

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  • 100% "Alive-Delivery" Guarantee of Sterile Medical Leeches!
  • If there is a problem with your order, please send us a picture on the day of delivery and we will replace any damage.

These 30 Medical Leeches (Hirudo Medicinalis) Feature:

  • Hirudotherapy for Alopecia
  • Preventing Eye Inflammation
  • Leeches are also known to treat black eyes.
  • Treating High Blood Pressure, Gum Diseases, Infantile Cerebral Palsy, Kidney Diseases, Migraines.
  • Hirodin can be used to treat infections of the middle ear and is being tested as a systemic coagulant.
  • Treat Boils, Shingles, Psoriasis, Skin Grafts, Sport Injuries, Venous Disease, Skin Diseases, Acne, Hepatitis
  • The European Medicinal Leech or Hirudo Medicinalis are used for microsurgery, grafting, and for constructive surgery.
  • Treating Vascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Alopecia and Baldness, Arthritis, Diabetes, Ear and Hearing Problems, Endometriosis, Hair Loss, Eye Diseases
  • Hirudo medicinalis have anticoagulant, clot dissolving, anti-inflammatory, vasodilating, bacteriostatic and anesthetic effects that can be used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions.
  • European Medicinal Leeches were popular during medieval times because they were known to cure infections, and remained a great option for treating infections until antibiotics were discovered.
  • Doctors use Hirudo medicinalis (European Medicinal Leech) for microsurgery because of their ability to remove blood that has coagulated. They relieve venous congestion and muscle flaps.

UPON ARRIVAL: Immediately transfer your leeches out of the container with special gel and into a jar of cold water!
You may use tap or rain water. You may add ice.

UPON ARRIVAL: Immediately transfer your leeches out of the container with special gel and into a jar of cold water! You may use tap or rain water. You may add ice.

HOW TO GET THEM OUT: Pour out the gel with the leeches from the container. If the leeches are still inside, you may add a bit of cold water and swoosh everything around vigorously. If they are still stuck to the walls, you may try to use your fingers. Regular tweezers may harm the body of the leech, so they are not recommended for use - its best to purchase the recommended leech forceps used for easy removal and handling of hirudo medicinalis leeches. In the absence of forcepts, be sure to handle your leeches quickly, so they don’t start sucking blood from your fingers. 

BEST CONTAINER TO USE: Keep your leeches in a large glass (or plastic) jar with a tight lid. The container needs to be filled about 1/3 full of ice-cold water. The lid needs to be always closed. Do not make any holes in the container or lid!

CARE: Change the leech-water at least once a week. Dump out old water by shaking it around vigorously first, with the lid on, until the leeches’ skins come off (they shed their skins about once a week). Skins appear as slimy whitish-clear particles, floating in the water. Carefully pour-out the old water with skins, taking care not to pour out any of the leeches, then, refill the jar again, close and shake. Repeat this process as many times as needed, until all the skins are completely gone and the water is perfectly clear. Fill the jar again with 1/3 cold water (its ok to use tap) and close the lid tightly. Keep the jar with leeches in a cold, partly dark place, away from direct sunlight. During winter, they can be kept outdoors, partly-covering the jars with a towel, to protect from full sun-exposure. We do not advise you to feed your leeches, they can keep for 1 year without feeding. Keep your fed leeches apart from the hungry ones, as they will prey on each other. Be sure to purchase separate jars, to separate your medical leeches properly.