Acta Scientific Pharmacology

Editorial Volume 3 Issue 2

Traditional Use of Herbs Active Against Snakebite in India

Mohanraj Subramanian*

Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Vellalar College of Pharmacy, Tamilnadu, India

*Corresponding Author: Mohanraj Subramanian, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Vellalar College of Pharmacy, Tamilnadu, India.

Received: December 15, 2021; Published: January 01, 2022


Snakebite envenoming is a global public health crisis of such size and complexity that it deserves far more attention from national and regional health authorities than it has been given up until now. This environmental and occupational diseases affect mainly agricultural workers and their children in some of the most impoverished rural communities of developing countries.

The global inequality in the epidemiological data reflects variations in health reporting precision as well as the diversity of economic and ecological conditions [1]. To complicate matters further, accurate records to determine the exact epidemiology or even mortality in snake bite cases are also generally unavailable [2]. Hospital records fall far short of the actual number owing to dependence on traditional healers and practitioners of with craft etc. It has been reported that in most developing countries, up to 80% of individuals bitten by snakes first consult traditional practitioners before visiting a medical centre.


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  4. Mohanraj Subramanian., et al. “Study of the acute oral toxicity of methanol extract of aerial parts from Marselia quadrifolia Linn”. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics 9 (2019): 104-109.
  5. Mohanraj Subramanian., et al. “Anti-venom activities of methanol extract of Marselia quadrifolia Linn(Marsileaceae) against Rusell’s viper venom”. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences 10 (2019):1540-1546.


Citation: Mohanraj Subramanian. “Traditional Use of Herbs Active Against Snakebite in India". Acta Scientific Pharmacology 3.2 (2022): 01-02.


Copyright: © 2022 Mohanraj Subramanian. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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