Local Wound Spray of “Standardised Herbal Antibiotic Extract” on Snakebite Wounds along with Routine Anti Snake Venom Treatment Saves Lives, Limbs and Livelihood of Snakebite Victims in Rural Maharashtra, India - 15 Case Reports as Pilot


  • Omesh Kumar Bharti PI, State Epidemiologist and Snakebite Expert, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
  • Sadanand Raut I/C Vighnahar Nursing Home Clinic and Snakebite Expert, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Pallavi Raut I/C Vighnahar Nursing Home Clinic and Snakebite Expert, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Lal Singh Director cum Principal Scientist, Himalayan Research Group, Umesh Bhavan Chotta, Shimla, H. P., India.
  • Arvind Kumar Bhatt Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, HP University, Shimla, India.
  • Nagesh Kumar Guleria Chief Project Director, JIKA Project Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, India.
  • Maninder Jeet Kaur Principal Scientist, Himalayan Research Group, Umesh Bhavan Chotta, Shimla, H. P., India.
  • Archana Phull Independent Researcher & Agriculture Economist, US Club, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.


Background: Globally between 81,000 and 138,000 people around the world die each year from snakebite. Authors noticed that the use of oral/ systematic antibiotics in many snakebite victims failed to heal the snakebite wounds, and either the patients required skin grafting or the bitten part developed necrosis and needed amputation.
Objectives: Authors after an extensive literature review thought of neutralising bacteria at the snakebite site by a potent antimicrobial spray, without any side effects.
Method: Authors decided to get the antimicrobial profile of herb X and found that it can neutralise the bacteria that are resistant even to the most potent antibiotics available.
Results: Herbal extract (234 ml) was prepared for pilot use in snakebite patients. A series of 15 patients were sprayed 2 puffs (7-10 ml) of ready to use herbal spray. None of them developed extensive blisters except the two patients who had mild blisters which resolved subsequently without any deep wound as used to be the case earlier.
Conclusion: This pilot project has shown promising results and needs to be applied in more cases in future.

How to cite this article:
Bharti OK, Raut S, Raut P, Singh L, Bhatt AK, Guleria NK, Kaur JM, Phull A. Local Wound Spray of “Standardised Herbal Antibiotic Extract” on Snakebite Wounds along with Routine Anti Snake Venom Treatment Saves Lives, Limbs and Livelihood of Snakebite Victims in Rural Maharashtra, India - 15 Case Reports as Pilot. J Adv Res Ayur Yoga Unani Sidd Homeo. 2021;8(3&4): 7-14.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2394.6547.202107


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