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Treat Snake Bites Naturally With These Simple Home Remedies

You must be wondering why you need to learn about the home remedies for snake bite. Snakes are after all, wild creatures which roam in agricultural, rural and sub-urban areas and you have no reason to be bothered with snakes. The fact of the matter is, anyone and everyone can be affected by a snake bite, no matter where you live, which is why it is always good to be prepared with the knowledge of these home remedies.

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Before you learn about these home remedies, you have to realize that snakes can be of various kinds. They might be venomous snakes and also mild, harmless snakes. Regardless of whether or not snakes are fatal, they tend to bite, and if you have been bitten by a snake which doesn’t have venom in its fangs, then you can definitely make use of these home remedies, which can help you recover soon.

However, if you have been bitten by a snake which is venomous, then be sure to get medical help immediately, because otherwise it has the potential to become fatal. There are several guides that you can peruse to decide for yourself which snake is poisonous and which isn’t.

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A snake can bite you when you are farming or gardening, when you are on a hike or you are going through a forest or other marshy areas, etc. In fact, when you are in wet and humid areas the occurrence of snakes increases considerably, which makes you pretty susceptible to snake bites, no matter how urban an area you live in.

Once you are equipped with the knowledge of the kind of snake that you have been unfortunately bitten by, you can check out these very effective home remedies for snake bite, which are bound to help you heal several times faster.

1. Activated charcoal

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If you are about to go trekking or hiking or camping or farming or the like, where you know you might encounter a snake or two and your protective gear might or might not be hardy enough to offer enough protection against snake bites, then you also have to make sure that you carry some activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is one of nature’s best absorbents and can also be used as pain relief, when you have been bitten by a snake.

The best way to use activated charcoal in this case, is by taking a teaspoon of the powder and making it damp with a couple of drops of water and applying it directly to the affected area. This will soak up the mild venom or the saliva that is left behind from the bite, and you will recover soon.

2. Bentonite clay

Another widely recommended remedy for snake bites is the use of bentonite dirt, which is one of the best natural remedies in the event of a snake bite. This is a naturally occurring substance, which is also used medically to draw out poisons and toxins from the body. In this case, you can use bentonite clay to draw out the toxins or the venom which might have entered your system through the snake bite.

Make sure you use bentonite clay directly on the affected area, and drink a lot of water, to aid the flushing out of the undesirable toxins from your system. You can also use this with charcoal for added effectiveness.

3. Curry leaves

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This is a common home remedy that people use to treat various issues, including a snake bite. In fact, it has been used for several centuries to cure this problem, because of its potent restorative properties, which can immediately draw out the poison (if any) from your system, so that your health is restored. Curry leaves contain compounds which help several systems in the body function properly to help with the healing process after a snake bite.

You can make porridge out of curry leaves by boiling a handful of these leaves in milk and applying it to your snake bite. You can also make a paste of these leaves with a spoon of water and apply this paste to help you heal from your snakebite.

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4. Mongoose plant

Mongoose plant is also a well-known natural remedy when you are faced with a critical situation like a snake bite. It is effective because the properties found in this plant have the ability to neutralize the poison which might be spreading through your blood stream, and dilutes it, so that your body is not caused further harm. It is predominantly found in South-Asia.

You can pulverize the leaves and flowers of the mongoose plant and apply this paste to your injury. You can also boil the leaves in water and drink it, as a means of flushing out the toxins and neutralizing the venom.

5. Ice bath

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Whether you have been bitten by a venomous snake or a harmless snake, the first aid that is recommended in either case is an ice bath. The venom, if any, spreads through your blood stream, and when you immediately submerge the bitten area in ice, you prevent the blood from circulating too fast. This also cools down the area, and offers effective pain relief.

Simply fill a tub with ice, or ice cold water and dip your feet or your hands, whatever has been bitten into this water. You can also add a little arnica to stop the pain and poisoning, or at least stall it, till you get better medical attention.

6. Echinacea oil

Using Echinacea oil is also an effective way of controlling the after-effects of a snake bite. When you are in places where you think you might be prone to getting bitten by a snake, carry a small vial of Echinacea oil, which has the ability to soothe any pain or blood clots that might occur, and also neutralize the venom, making it impotent on your blood and body. Echinacea oil is also known to improve and boost the immunity of the body.

You can apply Echinacea oil topically, as in directly on the injury, or you can also drink a diluted form of the oil orally. However, if you want to consume it, make sure that you do so after an interval of 6 hours, minimum.

7. Oregano oil

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When you leave the safety of your house to go for a hike in the wild, always make sure you carry oregano oil, or oil of oregano, because it is not only effective in treating problems like snake bites, but also issues like bee stings, scorpion stings and other inflammations and scratches and bites. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, and healing properties, which draws out the venom almost immediately, and helps your body heal, without medicine. It is able to eliminate all parasites and microorganisms which might be aggravating your problem after you have been bitten.

The best way to use oil of oregano is by applying it directly to the place where you have been bitten. To be safe, you should also apply it to all the surrounding areas and any other place where you haven’t been bitten to prevent further attack and infection.

8. Plantain leaves

Plantain is a plant that is found in the wild, the leaves of which are highly effective when you are trying to get hold of natural remedies for snake bites. It is also easily available, so when you are going out, make sure you carry a tincture of plantain leaves with you. Plantain leaves are considered one of the most effective remedies for this problem because it has healing compounds which naturally draws out the venom from your body, and the astringent nature of the leaves helps in lowering the pain and inflammation that you might experience when you get bitten by a snake.

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9. Lavender essential oil

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Apart from smelling amazing, lavender oil has a number of healing properties which come in handy when you have been bitten by a snake. Lavender oil is anti-inflammatory in natures, and the other good properties are particularly effective when you have been poisoned. It soothes the stomach and the circulatory system, which not only numbs the pain that you might experience, but it also neutralized the poison. This makes it a handy thing to have around when you are in a snake-prone zone.

Like the other oils on the list, lavender oil too is best utilized when applied directly to the affected area.  It is both soothing and healing, and can help your condition get better within a couple of hours of application.

The home remedies for snake bite are all natural and non-intrusive, which allows you to deal with the condition effectively and immediately.

If you have used any of the above, or have found an unconventional natural remedy for this condition, let us know in the comment section below!

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9 Natural Home Remedies For Snake Bite For Effective Relief
Check out these super easy yet super effective natural home remedies for snake bite, which can heal and cure your condition immediately.
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.