Data Leeches have been used for therapeutic  purposes since ancient times because they have  beneficial effects in maintaining human health, but  the rise of modern medicine has weakened the role  and has increasingly limited use. Even doctors are  so confident in the medical potential of leech and  studies done by researchers have shown that there  are substances in leeches saliva that may not be  reproduced in the laboratory.   Today they are used successfully in clinics for  plastic and reconstructive surgery in improving  various diseases and cosmetics.    Leeches used in medicine are grown in sterile  environments, so their use is safe.                 Leeches of hirudo medicinalis species Bioapimed-sv Bioapimed - SV Bioapimed-sv Home About us Activity Description of leeches Use of leeches Terms of sale Contact Last update: September 8, 2010