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Leech Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

Repertory
General Name
Leech
English Name
Leech, Hirudo
Botanical Name
Whitemania Pigra
Chinese Name
Shui Zhi

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Leech Cures

Highly Effective

 

Action of Leech

Effective

Nutrients in Leech

Taste of
Leech

Nature of
Leech

Neutral

Parts Used

Body

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Leech

Avoid use during pregnancy as it may cause birth defects.
Excess intake may cause
Nausea
Vomiting
Metrorrhagia
Gastrointestinal Disorder
Abdominal Pain
Haematuria
Coma.



Drug Interaction :
If you are taking Leech then do not take Anticoagulant medications as it contains an anticoagulant substance called Hirudin, found in fresh leech saliva.
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Description

Whitemania Pigra is a Leech.
It is small in size.
It is black and brown in color having slightly stinky smell.
It is harvested in summer and autumn season.


In TCM :
Whitemania Pigra : Shui Zhi
Meridians associated : Liver and Urinary Bladder
Processed dry body or blanched by Hua Shi powder is used.
 

Origin

Grown In

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