If someone is working in fields, trekking in hard dense forest, even playing in backyard of house, we all can fall prey to the snake bites. Some snakes are very poisonous and are life threatening and are harmless. Though an immediate medical attention is needed, there are some home remedies which can be applied for a temporary relief. Common items and medicinal plants are being used as folklore remedy to treat the snake bite.
Activated Charcoal : Activated charcoal should be kept handy in those areas which are susceptible to the snake bite. Damp charcoal should be applied on an affected area and should be covered with a cloth or tape to secure poultice. Oral intake of 2 tsp of activated charcoal gives a lot of quick relief. This method of very much effective for first 24 hours so it should be applied immediately after snake bite.
Bentonite Clay : Bentonite clay is very effective and helps to remove toxins from body and ease symptoms of bite. Mox some of the echinacea powder with bentonite clay in some water to prepare a paste and to apply on wound. So it is advised to drink this water if we take Bentonite clay orally.
Curry Leaves : These leaves are used for treatment for number of different health issues and is being used to add flavor to various dishes. A porridge is made up of curry leaves and this helps in uprooting poison and treating snake bite.
Mongoose Plant : Mongoose plant acts like an antidote to snake bite and is very much effective in treating sting of Russell's viper. Mongoose herb helps in neutralizing venom of viper and is found in forest of southern India where instance of snake bite is high.
Echinacea Oil : Echinacea oil helps to boost immunity and helps to protect body from common ailments like cough and cold. This can be applied and can be taken orally after every 6 hours to help treating bites and neutralize effect of venom.
Icy Water : Icy cold water bath helps to reduce effect of snake venom. Add one teaspoon of arnica salve in a ug of water and apply this mixture to affected area by dipping cotton in solution. Repeat this process after few hours.
Oregano Oil : Oregano oil acts like a stimulant and carries power to fight against infection and kill microorganism in body. Oregano oil can be applied to the snake bite and helps in drawing out venom from body.
Lavender Essential Oil : Lavender oil is used to calm senses and relieves stress. This helps to the speed up recovery of wound and acts as disinfectant which reduces intensity of venom till medical aid get administered.
Marigold : Marigold contains flavonoids which are compounds with antioxidants. This protects body cells from harmful chemicals, helps to decrease irritation along affected area and helps in fat recovery.