Snake Bite Home Cures

Rattlesnake Bite Recovery Remedies
Posted by Brad (Cool, CA) on 05/01/2020
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Kathie, if you gave me a link I could check it.

Here are the two that I've found.... REALLY difficult to find due to the FDA, but here are working links. I've ordered both units and am keeping one at the barn and one at the house. Get one of them and use that, just not sure about the Amazon one.

This one is from Italy, cheaper:

Rattlesnake Bite Recovery Remedies
Posted by Tim (Australia) on 02/26/2020
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Hey Brad,

I agree with your last two items but not with cutting the skin.

Cutting the bite site is totally not needed with either the vitamin C or the DC Electric Shock treatment. You are just increasing your damage to the site, pain to the patient, delaying recovery time and creating a permenant tatoo just to show where that nasty bite was. Taking charcoal is not a bad idea, it can help to remove toxins from the bloodstream, but much of the venom is not traveling in the blood stream but in the Lymph system and a bit of charcoal in the incision will not be helpful in absorbing the massive level of toxins in the tissue.

The Electric shock is sufficient in my experience and the experiences of many friends and people I have talked to about this method. So long as you shock the area 6 to 8 one second duration shocks and then repeat if pain or swelling returns, you are good and recovery is quick. Cutting, sucking and packing with charcoal is really a bad idea. If all you have is charcoal then stick your limb in a bucket of crushed charcoal and water and leave it there for half a day or so, that will help to remove the toxins. A whole body charcoal bath is even better if you have the charcoal.

Some people I knew did that many years ago and it worked well. But as I said, the Electric shock is best, quickest and if you don't have that then by all means use the Vitamin C, under the skin or into the muscle near the bite site. Both work well but the HV DC electric shock works better in my opinion.

Rattlesnake Bite Recovery Remedies
Posted by Brad (NorCal) on 12/18/2019
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Hi Cowboy, sorry, Earthclinic doesn't seem to alert me to a question. Here's a link to one I found, no special brand. You can get syringes from the same place or amazon. It's at Vitamin B12 Direct, then search Vitamin C ampules.

Here's a great bit of advice from Pat Coleby I came across regarding Vit-C on venom:

After studying the literature, I (Pat Coleby – is a farmer who writes
books on animal care and lectures widely on the subject as well as being a
consultant.) decided that I really had nothing to lose trying Vitamin C on my
own farm animals. The first one was a pony, almost moribund, whose blood was
later diagnosed as having the largest amount of Tiger Snake venom the Vet
had ever seen in an animal. Within 24 hours of being unable to move, and
also having considerable difficulty in breathing due to pneumonia, the pony
was grazing happily in its owners garden, apparently quite healthy. I only
had one 30ml bottle of Vitamin C, half of what I would have liked, so I put
half of the bottle into each side of the neck by intramuscular injection.

After that we treated sundry dogs, two cats and several goats including a
stud buck. All recovered. A very valuable Alpaca which was being watched by
its owner from her kitchen window went down to the dam to examine
something. The owner, horrified, watched a large snake rise up and strike it on
the nose – the worst place – and thanked her lucky stars the Vitamin C was in
the fridge – not still on the shopping list. Rushing out with only 15 mls in
the syringe – she injected the Alpaca before any symptoms arose. The snake
had looked like a brown or a tiger, the result – happy ending.

The great advantage of Vitamin C is that anaphylaxis does not occur and
the variety of snake does not matter. Vitamin C is cheap, easy to store and
taking it on a hunting trip is no problem. All you need is a 20 ml syringe,
some largish needles – say No 18 – and the bottle of Vitamin C. It can all
be carried in a small wallet on ones belt. In between times it should be
kept in the fridge. Although the stuff can be carried in Summer without
deteriorating, I suggest to hunters that they get a fresh supply each Spring
just to be on the safe side.

Rattlesnake Bite Recovery Remedies
Posted by Cowboy Mike (Texas) on 10/27/2019
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Hi Brad!

Thank you for your very informative article on treating snake bites. How and where do I buy of pure Vitamin C ampules? Is there a certain brand?

Rattlesnake Bite Recovery Remedies
Posted by Brad Christian (Cool, CA) on 07/11/2019
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Rattlesnake Bite Recovery Remedies

I bought items for a KIT which was kept on my vineyard/ranch at the shop and the house for rattlesnake bite, after catching four in one month on the property. Neutralizing venom is easy, and I utilize a four stage counter attack below. Most of the items I gathered from Amazon. The ampules of injectable Vitamin C are a bit harder, as the FDA has recognized the power of intravenous/injectable vitamin C and tried to stamp it out. I got mine from British Columbia in Canada after simply doing a Google search on it. The cattle prod was bought at QC Supply.

Any one of these methods would handle the venom, but personally I would use all three to be absolutely sure. That's just me. The vitamin C treatment is consistently used on animals to counter venomous bites. Charcoal has been used to great success again and again. The cattle prod delivers just enough current to slap the venom around, beat it up, and neutralize it and has been used with much success. You don't need a doctor filling your body with ugly ANTI-venom and charging you $40K for the pleasure.


Almost all snake bites go into the muscle, NOT the veins. From there, the venom is absorbed NOT by the blood but by the lymphatic system and spread through the body.

We can solve any venom issue with a four stage COUNTER ATTACK on the venom. FYI, 99% of poisonous snakes in the USA are Pit Vipers (triangle head containing venom glands). The rattlesnake is a Pit Viper.

1. Clean the area FIRST with the alcohol pad, and thoroughly wash your hands. Use a disposable scalpel to cut a small “X” on the fang marks to open them up a bit more IF the wound is not big enough. Opening the wound a bit more just allows the charcoal binder to enter more easily. Activated Charcoal is a binder that latches on to toxins and renders them INEFFECTIVE. Take large amounts of the charcoal paste included in the Kit and spread it IN the wound and ALL AROUND the wound 4-6 inches all over, minimum. Wrap the area with the included rubber tape, creating a poultice around the area. The charcoal will suck the venom to itself and bind to it through the skin. An hour later, wipe this off and apply a new dressing with NEW charcoal.

2. Swallow 4 charcoal tabs included in the kit. We want the charcoal moving through the whole body as fast as possible to bind anything it comes across. This is perfectly safe. Take 2 more every half hour for a few hours.

3. Start using the “cattle prod” electric treatment included in the Kit (blue device). This sounds scary but isn't. It's a fairly light electric shock and this has been used VERY successfully to “shock demolish” venom (black widow, brown recluse, scorpion, snake). It's amazing how FAST you will feel better using this. Several treatments. “Prod” yourself or have someone else do it, and when the body naturally pulls away, that's considered a treatment. Zap the area in different sections, wherever the venom has travelled.

4. Vitamin C is incredible in HIGH DOSES to destroy venom. In fact, intravenous Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has been used to cure many forms of cancer. So venom is nothing for this powerful antioxidant. NOTE: if you are taking the charcoal tabs, no need to swallow any of the oral Vitamin C, just use ampule of pure Vitamin C and the syringe to inject it directly into the muscle around the bite. Here's how. Clean the area with an alcohol wipe. Take one of the disposable syringes and open it. Open a vial of Vitamin C. Press the plunger down inside the device and then stick the needle into the vitamin C ampule at the top. Suck a full load of that good liquid into the needle. Hold the needle upright and ‘flick' the plastic part to make sure there's NO AIR in the needle. Push the plunger a little until you get a drop or two of liquid coming out, confirming that there is NO AIR. Not one bubble…this is very important. Stick the needle into the muscle “near to” or “around” the bite, less than a quarter inch into the skin, up to a quarter inch. Press the plunger firmly and steadily, and deliver the liquid into the muscle surrounding the bite.

Good work. Let the vitamin do “its thing”.

Note: about 25% of venomous snake bites are “dry” – no venom. Let's hope yours is.


If you think that anti-venom given at the hospital is a silver bullet, please educate yourself. Treatment with Anti-venom is massively expensive, often very damaging to the body and some people can have permanent damage to their bodies or come close to death. It is important to know the facts so you can make the best decision for you in an emergency.

A popular ‘generic' anti-venom is called CRO-FAB. This drug is $3800 per vial and you can easily need 10-15 vials, depending on your size. There's NO guarantee with CroFab either. There are MUCH better, cheaper and natural ways to stop Venom in its tracks.