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International Journal of Pharmacology
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 62-79
DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2012.62.79
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Phytopharmacology of Antiophidian Botanicals: A Review

Abhijit Dey and Jitendra Nath De

Venomous snakebite has been a major cause of mortality and morbidity across the Asian, African and Latin American countries. Lack of medical infrastructure, ineffectiveness of conventional antivenin and malpractice by the local quacks worsen the scenario. The present review deals with the pharmacological investigations performed in different botanicals for antiophidian principles. It also includes a list of certain traditionally used medicinal plants with potential anti snake venom efficacy. The authors have compiled a number of plants active in vitro and/or in vivo against the toxicity of various snake venoms causing an array of biological symptoms. This review also compiles the information regarding the possible use of plant derived natural product based antivenins in order to find cheap and effective alternative source of snake venom antidote especially for the third world tropical countries. From a variety of literature sources the data has been collected mentioning the plants alphabetically and their respective families with notes on plant parts and solvent system used, in vitro and in vivo analyses, activity against the toxicity and biological symptoms related to poisonous snakebite, dose dependence, experimental models, efficacy of the isolated compound(s), ethnobotanical and clinical relevance etc.
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How to cite this article:

Abhijit Dey and Jitendra Nath De, 2012. Phytopharmacology of Antiophidian Botanicals: A Review. International Journal of Pharmacology, 8: 62-79.

DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2012.62.79


08 March, 2012
Dr. Kamal Kishore:
The article is quite informative and included the the finest informations on snake venoms and their antidots.
12 March, 2012
Abhijit Dey:

Thanks Dr. Kamal Kishore. I would be very glad if you cite the paper in your relevant publications. However, do you work in the same field?

24 February, 2015
Saidu Abdulkadir:
I always like your article because is imformative and educative




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