Bioactive Compounds

Unleash the Power of key bioactive compounds

Leech therapy, or hirudotherapy, leverages several bioactive substances found in leech saliva that offer therapeutic benefits.

Hirudin

A potent anticoagulant that prevents blood clotting, allowing for better blood flow and reducing the risk of thrombosis.

Calin

Another anticoagulant that works by inhibiting platelet aggregation, enhancing the overall anticoagulant effect.

Destabilase

An enzyme that dissolves blood clots (fibrinolytic), which can help to improve blood flow and reduce blockages.

Bdellins and Eglins

Protease inhibitors that help reduce inflammation by inhibiting enzymes involved in the inflammatory process.

the Power of bioactive compounds

These bioactive compounds collectively contribute to the therapeutic effects of leech therapy, making it beneficial for various health conditions.

Hyaluronidase

An enzyme that increases tissue permeability, facilitating the spread of other therapeutic substances and improving their efficacy.

Apyrase

An enzyme that inhibits platelet aggregation by breaking down ADP, a substance involved in platelet clumping.

Collagenase

Breaks down collagen, potentially helping to remodel scar tissue and improve tissue repair.

Bdellins and Eglins

Protease inhibitors that help reduce inflammation by inhibiting enzymes involved in the inflammatory process.

Factor Xa Inhibitors

These compounds prevent the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin, another step in the blood clotting process, thus enhancing anticoagulation.

Apyrase

An enzyme that inhibits platelet aggregation by breaking down ADP, a substance involved in platelet clumping.

Histamine-like substances

These substances can cause local vasodilation, increasing blood flow to the area where the leech is attached.

Acetylcholine

A neurotransmitter that can help to dilate blood vessels, improving blood flow and reducing blood pressure..

MedLeech Therapy improves blood flow, reduced inflammation, and helps with pain relief.


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