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Title: Herbs and herbal constituents active against snake bite
Authors: Gomes, Antony
Das, Rinku
Sarkhel, Sumana
Mishra, Roshnara
Mukherjee, Sanghamitra
Bhattacharya, Shamik
Gomes, Aparna
Keywords: Alternative medicines
Herbal compound
Snake bite
Snake bite treatment
Snake venom
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract:  Snake bite, a major socio-medical problem of south east asian countries is still depending on the usage of antisera as the one and only source of treatment, which has its own limitations.  In India, mostly in rural areas, health centres are inadequate and the snake bite victims mostly depend on traditional healers and herbal antidotes, as an alternative treatment. The present review has been focussed on the varied folk and traditional herbs and their antisnake venom compounds, which might be a stepping stone in establishing the future therapy against snake bite treatment and management.
Page(s): 865-878
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Source:IJEB Vol.48(09) [September 2010]

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