Sun, 17 Dec 2017

Herbal Medicines Used in the Management of Scorpion Sting in Traditional Practices - A Review

 

Sandeep V. Binorkar*1

 

1. Department of Agadatantra, G.J. Patel Ayurveda College, New Vallabh Vidyanagar, GIDC, Anand- 388121


 

ABSTRACT

The mortality associated with scorpion sting rates from 3-22% worldwide. Out of 1500 scorpion species, 50 are dangerous to humans & can cause wide range of conditions including local as well as systemic symptoms. The plant and plant products have augmented human culture since time immemorial. The tribal peoples are custodian of unique traditional knowledge systems and their ambient flora and fauna. Traditional medicine practices and ethnobotanical information play an important role in the scientific research. 80% of world’s population depends on traditional Medicine and in India about 65% people from rural area uses Ayurveda and herbal medicines for the treatment various ailments including venomous bites. The present paper deals with the documentation & review of various ethnomedicinal plants used effectively by the tribal particularly for the management of Scorpion sting cases.

Keywords: Traditional medicine, Scorpion sting, Ethnomedicinal herbs

 


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