Tag Archives: Facts

Facts covers all the amazing, weird and fun facts about nature, space, science and related fields.

Euglena – A Protist with Flexible Lifestyle

Euglena is a large Genus of unicellular Protists, which belongs to phylum, Euglenaceae. Thousands of species of Euglena are present in ponds, lakes, streams and also in the waterlogged area such as marshes. Continue reading Euglena – A Protist with Flexible Lifestyle

Hirudo medicinalis – An Old Medicine is New.

Hirudo medicinalis (a European medicinal leech) was earlier used in Leech Therapy ( classified as Blood Letting). Leech Therapy was used for the removal of blood from a patient body. The first description of Leech Therapy was found in the text of Sushruta Samhita, written by Sushruta in 800 B.C.¬†who was also considered “the father of plastic surgery”. Diseases, where leech therapy was indicated, were skin diseases, sciatica, and musculoskeletal pains.

Hirudo-medicinalis
Hirudo medicinalis – an european medicinal leech.

Continue reading Hirudo medicinalis – An Old Medicine is New.