The Medicinal Herb Info site was created to help educate visitors about the often forgotten wisdom of the old ways of treating illnesses. Many of today's drugs and medicines were originally derived from natural ingredients, combinations of plants and other items found in nature.

We are not suggesting that you ignore the help of trained medical professionals, simply that you have additional options available for treating illnesses. Often the most effective treatment involves a responsible blend of both modern and traditional treatments.

We wish you peace and health!

Spider Bites


Echinacea should be taken in capsule form or a tea. Take two capsules of yellow dock every hour until symptoms are relieved, or drink as much as possible of yellow dock tea. Poultices of oak bark and leaves, comfrey, slippery elm or plantain may be substituted for the echinacea.
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Calcium Gluconate, taken as directed on the label, helps relieve pain.

Pantothenic Acid (B6), 500 mg., has anti-allergenic properties.

Vitamin C, 5,000-15,000 mg, is important in acute allergy conditions.

Vitamin E capsule or oil, cut open one capsule and apply every day, helps to relieve discomfort and aid in healing.
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Brown recluse spider bites should have a poultice of baking soda and water to make a paste. Or castor oil and baking soda poultice may be substituted.
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Always see your doctor in case of spider bites, or stings of scorpions or centipedes, they can be dangerous. The black widow spider venom is much like the rattlesnake venom and should be treated the same way. Bleeding should be encouraged and the venom removed by suction as much as possible. Keep the patient warm, but apply ice around the wound to slow the spread of the venom.

See the doctor immediately.
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Buy It! Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements, by James F. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., Avery Publishing Group, Inc., Garden City Park, NY

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