Medicinal Leeches

Topics: Leech, Hypertension, European Medical Leech Pages: 2 (545 words) Published: April 16, 2013
Over the years, people have been more and more conscious about the expensive prices of farmaceutical drugs. Either is it for a simple cough, headache or blood pressure problems, all we hear is how much everything costs. Starting to think about it and talking to elderly people, we found out that majority of them would still like to get their hands on Russian drugs, which they say have more effect and are cheaper, because they are made in Russia. Let us also draw our attention to the fact, that the expensiveness situation does not only go for the elderly, but young people as well. We have found a solution, grown in our own backyard, processed in our own country, works for a dozen of diagnoses – medicinal leeches! For thousands of years, medicinal leeches have been one of the primary cures for many diseases. The following list brings out the main diagnoses which adobt to hirudotherapy like a charm: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. high blood pressure, liver problems, bronchitis and astma, chronical hepatitis, chronical constipation, hemorrhoids and radicular pain, mao ja kaheteistsoole tõbi (tõlkimata), gynecological problems, pancreas infection, tromboflebitis, stenocardia, infarct, cardiac insufficiency, prostate diseases, eye diseases.

As seen on the left, medicinal leech is perfect for being an alternative medicine. One leech sucks ca 15 ml of blood and meanwhile releases over 400 biologically active ingredients to human body, with the main ingredient being hirudin.

The other problem with the Estonian market is, that it is too small for large farmeceutical companies and it is almost impossible for our importers to get a good wholesale price on drugs. Therefore comes our high retail price in the first place; not considering the workforce, which only adds to prices. According to our calculations, it is possible to manage a fully operating leech farm with having only three or four people on a payroll. At the moment, there is only one...
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