Snake bite is a major health hazard that leads to high mortality and great suffering in victims. The remedies are of great interest since they may have recognizable therapeutic or toxic effects and are steeped in cultural beliefs that invariably conflict with formal health care practices. The study of the interaction between plants and people is invaluable in discovering new herbal medicines and plant-derived drugs. The present study was aimed at conserving largely herbal drug knowledge and availing to the scientific world the plant therapies used as antivenom in the society. The long-term goal is to actualize conventional snake bite therapy options with effective, cheap, accessible and less allergic plant compounds.
"Medicinal Plants for Snake Bite Treatment - Future Focus,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 11.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss4/11