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How to manage Scorpion poison (Scorprion Bite) naturally with Ayurveda

How to manage Scorpion poison (Scorprion Bite) naturally with Ayurveda

The Scorpion is an eight-legged carnivorous arthropod that are found worldwide. There are around 2,000 different species of known scorpion found in most countries around the world today. There are references about Scorpions in Ancients texts which shows that they were deadly even in the olden times. The evolutionary history of scorpions goes back to the Silurian period 430 million years ago. They have adapted to a wide range of environmental conditions and can now be found on all continents except Antarctica.

Scorpions are arachnids (not insects) and the scorpion is most closely related to spiders and ticks. All scorpions have a venomous sting, but the vast majority of the species do not represent a serious threat to humans and in most cases healthy adults do not need any medical treatment after being stung. Only about 25 species are known to have venom capable of killing a human. In some parts of the world with highly venomous species human fatalities regularly occur, primarily in areas with limited access to medical treatment.
Scorpions are generally nocturnal animals meaning that they spend the day under rocks and in crevices and then come out to hunt in the safety of darkness. Scorpions are carnivorous animals and paralyse their prey using the venomous sting on the end of their tail so that the scorpion can eat it without trouble. Scorpions also have two large claws or pincers which are located at the front of the body of the scorpion. The claws of the scorpion allow the scorpion to effectively hold onto prey in order to both sting it and then eat it.

Symptoms of Scorpion Sting

For the majority of the time, when a human is stung by a scorpion, the symptoms are often similar to those of a bee sting and are often just swollen and painful. However, around 50 scorpion species are thought to carry enough venom that could cause more serious harm to humans and around half of those 50 scorpion species are believed to be capable of causing fatal results when having stung a human being.

Scorpion sting and Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, Scorpions are classified based on its toxicity. In general there are 3 types of Scorpions based on the level of toxicity,
  •          Scorpions with less or no venom
  • .       Scorpions with moderate amount of venom
  • .       Scorpions with fatal amount of toxicity

Apart from these Scorpions are classified into 67 categories based on the variations of Vata, Pita and Kapha dosa

Symptoms of Scorpion bite as per Ayurveda texts
  •          Burning pain
  •          Shivering
  •          Vomiting
  •          Horripilations
  •          Bloody discoloration all over the body
  •          If the bite is fatal, it can even lead to death

Ayurveda treatment for Scorpion Bite

Indigofera tinctoria
A paste prepared with Murraya koenigii (curry leaves) in butter milk is applied on the bite area to reduce the toxicity and symptoms.
Paste prepared with equal quantities of leaves of Indigofera tinctoria (Neeeli or Neeliamari) and Aristolochia indica helps to relieve symptoms
A stream of ghee mixed with Rock salt (Saindhavam) can be poured over the affected area to reduce the toxic effect
Application of paste of Lucas aspera also gives instant relief
Apart from these there are Ayurveda classic formulations like Vilwadi Gulika etc which can be applied after a consultation with a qualified Ayurveda practitioner

However, extra care should be taken when stung by a scorpion and medical assistance should be taken at the earliest. Please do not go for self medication without an assistance from the medical practitioner. For more info please write to

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