You must have heard about leech oil as a potent medicine to treat erectile issues or other sex dysfunctioning issues.
To resolve reproductive issues in men leech oil is extensively used. Leech oil can significantly increase the length of the penis (male reproductive organ).
Yet there are a whole lot of health benefits of leech oil that are unknown to common man. It can control diabetes, reduces acne and dark spots, increase breast size, and increase sexual desire in the woman.
To know more about this interesting oil, read the below article.
Leech are animals in the Fillum Annelida worm category. These are more off carnivorous worms known for sucking the blood. They only need blood to survive and grow.
Leeches are known to be a disgusting scary animal with multiple genitals or hermaphrodites. Irrespective of the shape, leeches are actually animals that have multiple benefits for nature and for the human too.
Ages ago, leech therapy was common to treat multiple health ailments. 1 The therapy was predominant in ancient India, Greece, America, Indonesia, and Europe. Different regions of Indonesia has different varieties of leeches.
In some region leech oil is also known as oil leech papua, leech oil Borneo, Madurese leech oil, black leech oil, oil leech, and so on. The process of collecting leech oil is different for different leeches.
Health Benefits Of Leech Oil
Leeches can prove beneficial if used in a proper way. It’s not only the content in the body of the leech but also the leech itself can act as a healthy thing. When stuck to the human body, leech only sucks the dirty blood from the body. This is scientifically proven.
However, if they suck too much blood you may feel weak. From ages, leech therapy is done to cure health ailment. Some of the prime health benefits of leech are as follows:
1.Boosts Immune System
Leech oil can improve the functioning of the immune system which will ultimately make your body competent to fight diseases.
Leech has a bacteriostatic agent to do this work. It is often recommended by experts suffering from the chronic illness like HIV and cancer.2
2.Prevents Hypertension And Stroke
Leech oil has anti-inflammatory properties and a vital substance hirudin to promote proper blood circulation and prevent blood clots in the body.
Thus, leech oil can prevent maintain your blood pressure and chances of stroke too. Studies also suggest it a potential agent to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Leech oil has agents to control the blood sugar levels of the body. There is a Hirudin substance in leech oil that thins up the blood and prevents its clotting.
People who suffer from diabetes have thick blood, so the Hirudin in leech can thin the blood and thereby relieve the pressure on the heart and cardiovascular system.
Diabetes with progression often blocks the transport of blood to toes, feet, and legs.3 Many people have to get their leg amputated for the same. So, this oil can prevent the progressive symptoms of diabetes.
4.Enlarge Male Reproductive Organ(Penis)
Leech oil is very effective in increasing the size of the penis. It has loads of histamine substances that can act as a developer and increase the penis size.
It is widely used in Indonesia for this purpose. Researchers have also proved this ability of leech oil to enlarge the size of the penis.
5.Increase Erection Time For Males
Leech oil is a powerful tool to overcome premature ejaculation. It does so because it has a high amount of Nitric Oxide (NO) and hirudin content that increases the blood flow in the reproductive system. 4The nitric oxide can function as a Viagra herb.
6.Increasing Sexual Desire In Women
Female suffering from low libido or very low sexual arousal can overcome their problem with leech oil.
The Nitric Oxide (NO) present tin leech oil can provide stimulus to the nerves which will stimulate the sexual desire in women. For maximum benefits, leech oil should be applied on the vagina and clitoris.
7. Treat Wounds
Leech oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can effectively cure a wound. Not only this, it can decelerate the pain and irritation caused by the wound. It does so by its component hirudin and histamines.Both of them act as a prominent developer to accelerate the growth of new cells and thereby heal the wound.
8.Increase Breast Size
For females, with small breast leech oil can do wonders. Massaging breast regularly with leech oil can increase the size by increasing their size.
9.Reduces Acne And Dark Spot
Leech oil can prevent acne and dark spots on the face by repairing the damages skin cells and increasing the growth of new skin cells. It does so as it has high amounts of hirudin and histamine substances.
10.Prevents Blood Circulation Disorders
You can suffer from various diseases like bloating, stiffness, migraine, cardiovascular issues, dizziness, respiratory issues, etc. if your blood circulation is impaired.
Leech oil can effectively work to fix all these issues by promoting the blood circulation in the entire body. 5It’s regular application can work wonder and eliminate the risk of all these diseases.
11. Leech Oil For Hair
Leech oil therapy to cure baldness, alopecia and other related issues is common since ancient times.The hair problems are caused due to impure blood or development of bacterial organisms on the scalp.6
The leech oil can suck the impure blood and eat away any fungal growth on the hair or scalp. Thus, the common leech treatment therapy can provide you a solution to your hair issues.
Chemical Constituents Of Leech Oil
A variety of research was done to examine the substances present in the leech and their health benefits.7 As per the research the leech and its oil have following chemical substances beneficial for health:
A research was done by three famous researchers Robert Furchgott, Prof. Louis Ignarro and Ferid Murad on the leech. It also won a Nobel prize.
They found that there is a linkage Nitric Oxide in leech that can be infused with Viagra herbs to cure sexual issues.
Leeches naturally release nitric oxide that can help to cure erectile dysfunctioning in men effectively. It can do so by stimulating the nerves meant for stimulating the sexual desire and libido.
Leeches have an important chemical substance to prevent clotting or clogging of the blood cells. This substance is called Hirudin. It has the ability to neutralize the blood to clot.
This substance can thus be used as a blood-thinner to restore clogged blood so that blood can return to the flowy stage.
Leechs have histamines in their saliva. Histamine is a substance involved to generate a local immune response and regulate the physiological function in the gut by acting as a neurotransmitter for the brain, spinal cord, and uterus. So, it can be used to boost the immune response of the body
Hyaluronidase can function like an anesthetic. This compound is also present in the saliva of leech.
Thrombin is yet another vital compound present in the leeches. Thrombin is formed by Pre-thrombin by a clotting factor known as factor X or prothrombinase.
Further, thrombin is converted to fibrin, later it combines with the platelets from the blood to form a clot. During injury, the blood is clotted or froze using this enzyme only. So, thrombin present in leech can enhance the blood clotting process.
Leech also has another important compound Anti-collagen. It is one of the widely used as a cosmetic ingredient because it improves blood circulation and delays the aging process.
Leech Oil Processing
The leech oil processing system is different in different regions. Nevertheless, the common process to produce leech oil is as follows:
- First of all large mature leeches are selected to extract leech oil.8 Next, the leeches are kept for one month without food so as to sterilize the blood components in the body of leeches.
- After selection, they are cut and washed thoroughly.
- Next, the leeches are mixed with spices and stirred for a prolonged time to form a complete blend.
- Once the blend is formed, it is stored in an airtight container to prevent contamination from outside. This is done for fermenting the contents.
- The fermentation lasts for more than a month so as to crush the body of leech and mix it with the spices. During fermentation. the chemical breakdown is brought about by bacterias, yeast, and other microorganisms.
- After fermentation, the leech mixture is cooked with coconut oil. Once cooked the oil is poured into the containers and packed.
Leech therapy is an ancient therapy known to be very effective in improving blood circulation, preventing blockage, and cardiovascular diseases. Leeches have therapeutic properties like an anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, vasodilation, and healing.
In addition to the diseases mentioned above, there are many other diseases that can be prevented with leech oil. However, regular application of pure leech oil can only give desired results.
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