Snake bites according to Chinese Medicine

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The five Chinese Medicinal herbs most likely to help treat snake bites

Why might Thunder God Vine (Lei Gong Teng) help with snake bites?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat snake bites as can be seen on Thunder God Vine's page.

Thunder God Vines is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Spleen and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Dispels Wind and Dampness. Strongly clears Heat and resolves toxicity. Reduces swellings and stops pain. Kills parasites and bugs. Stops itching.

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Why might Swallow-Wort Root (Bai Wei) help with snake bites?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat snake bites as can be seen on Swallow-Wort Root's page.

Swallow-Wort Roots is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Salty. It targets the Kidney, the Liver and the Stomach.

Its main actions are: Cools the Blood and expels Deficient Heat. Clears Heat in the Blood by encouraging urination. Detoxifies when used either internally or externally.

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Why might Cinnabar (Zhu Sha) help with snake bites?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat snake bites as can be seen on Cinnabar's page.

Cinnabar is a Cool herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Heart.

Its main actions are: Calms the spirit and Heart. Stops convulsions. Clears Heat and toxins.

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Why might Realgar (Xiong Huang) help with snake bites?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat snake bites as can be seen on Realgar's page.

Realgar is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Stomach, the Heart and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Clears toxicity and kill parasites. Relieves itching. Heals snakebites and ulcerations. Dries Dampness. Treats malarial conditions.

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Why might Shiny-Leaf Prickly-Ash (Liang Mian Zhen) help with snake bites?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat snake bites as can be seen on Shiny-Leaf Prickly-Ash's page.

Shiny-Leaf Prickly-Ash is a Neutral herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Stomach and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Promotes the flow of Qi to relieve pain. Activates Blood to eliminate Blood stasis. Dispels Wind and clears Meridians. Dispels toxicity and reduces swelling.

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Other symptoms often associated with snake bites

Sores Boils Carbuncles Abcesses Insect bites Eczema Vertigo Epilepsy Convulsions Insomnia