A REVIEW ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT ON VENOMOUS SNAKE BITE

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Mali, V., & Rajesh Upadhyay. (2022). A REVIEW ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT ON VENOMOUS SNAKE BITE. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 6(04). Retrieved from https://ayurline.in/index.php/ayurline/article/view/682

Abstract

Snake-bites are well-known medical emergencies in many parts of the world, especially in rural areas. Agricultural workers and children are the most affected. In India, snake bites takes a heavy toll of human lives. India is reported to have the highest number of snake bites (81,000) and deaths (11,000) per year. Estimates of death due to snake bite range widely from 1,300- 50,000; hence there is a utmost need for the attention on snake bite treatment. The current annual need for the treatment of snake-bite envenoming amounts to 10 million vials of antivenins. Unfortunately, the present worldwide production capacity is well below these needs and frequently leads to side effects. In view of limited presence of modern medical avenues in far flung areas, such are source needs to be harnessed, as herbals are cheap, acceptable and often at the disposal of victims. Ayurveda has its own way of approach in the management of snake bite poison, which has co-parlance with the concepts of current science. In the present article, an attempt is made to highlight the importance of classical remedial measures and special emphasis which helps in the management of snake bite poison.
Keywords: Snakebite, Ayurveda, Sarpa Visha, Visha Chikitsa

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