LEECH THERAPY IN AYURVEDA: HEALING AND HEALTH

Leech therapy / Hirudino therapy / Jalokavcharana (JA) can be traced from ancient civilization when the Ayurveda was in the scripting phase. The novel Ayurveda text Sushruta Samhita devoted a complete chapter on hirudin/leech therapy. Earlier leech was widely used in practice but by time in the early 20th century, this therapy had a major setback due to the origin and …

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