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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 201-207
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.201.207
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Scorpion Anti-Venom Activity of Botanicals: A Pharmacological Approach

Abhijit Dey, Amrita Dey and Jitendra Nath De

Scorpion bite is considered as one of the common and dangerous phenomenon throughout the world. The clinical manifestations include pulmonary edema, myocardial damage, intracerebral haemorrhage, brachial plexopathy, renal failure etc. which sometimes leads to mortality. The common antivenin therapy includes anti-scorpion venom serum or prazosin. In the vast rural areas of the third world countries phytotherapy is considered as an alternative system of medicine and scorpion sting is treated with the help of medicinal botanicals. As the safety and efficacy are considered as important aspects of anti venin therapy, conventional treatment can be supported by the herbal remedy. The present review compiles a number of medicinal plants pharmacologically evaluated in vitro and/or in vivo for scorpion antivenin properties. Considering the aspects like cost effectiveness, availability, lesser side effects and development of drug resistance, plant based anti venin therapy may be considered as a possible remedy against scorpion envenomation.
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How to cite this article:

Abhijit Dey, Amrita Dey and Jitendra Nath De, 2013. Scorpion Anti-Venom Activity of Botanicals: A Pharmacological Approach. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16: 201-207.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.201.207






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