Northern Iran is ideal for breeding these creeping blood suckers.
Medicinal leeches, which are used in the treatment of a number of conditions such as headaches, sinusitis, migraines, and infectious and cardiovascular diseases, are catching on in the world.
Thailand is a major breeding ground, literally, of medicinal leeches which are said to earn the Southeast Asian country the equivalent of Iran’s crude oil revenues.
Alireza Tondrou is one of a handful of leech breeders in northern Iran which is ideal for breeding these creeping blood suckers.
The following images have been released by Mehr News Agency: