Mojave Rattlesnake Bite Prep

Maren Posts: 1 ✭✭✭

I am not sure if this is the right category to post this question, but I'll start here. We live in an area where the Mojave (or Mohave) rattlesnake lives. I have Doc Jones's herb mix and tincture on hand for general venomous snake bites, but the Mojave appears to be a creature whose bite could be more deadly than a Diamondback, for example, and require more on hand. Looking at the way things are heading and seeing that one day choice loving humans may not be cared for in hospitals, I want to be as prepared as I can be for venomous snake bites in general and a more deadly snake bite specifically.

I would appreciate any guidance on a comprehensive snake bite kit to have on hand for peace of mind for my human and pet family. I haven't added homeopathic remedies yet, but think that might be valuable. I will be checking out other posts in the forums on this subject. Thanks.


  • shllnzl
    shllnzl Posts: 1,810 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Maren Hi, welcome to the Grow Network.

    I too am in Mojave rattlesnake territory and also have Doc Jones' kit. I did not know that the venom was worse with this species. My plan was to use the herbal kit to help the patient get to the doctor for more thorough treatment.

    However, I too am watching the Hippocratic oath get shredded. I too will be watching this thread for any useful information.

    There is a snakebite booklet here on this network, written by Marjory after she was bitten by a different rattler.

  • Tave
    Tave Posts: 951 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Maren. Welcome to TGN!

    I noticed you've been around for a while, so you've probably already checked out "Our Front Porch Welcome."

    Also, we'd love to get to know you better. Here's where you can introduce yourself.

    Introductions aside 😁 Marjory successfully treated a snakebite with prickly pear. Considering the Mojave rattlesnake's habitat, that would be the most readily available resource. You can read her story here.

    Others have used plantain leaves (Plantago major or its relatives) and echinacea. Both are in Doc Jones tincture, so you've got a good start. He also put dandelion root and marshmallow root.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,402 admin

    Hi @Maren. Welcome to TGN's forum.

    As to homeopathic remedies, there are several to have on hand and then you can choose the symptomology of each one. Lachesis is probably the most commonly given remedy for snake bite. Ledum is another top remedy. Hypericum would be another to have on hand (if there are shooting pains). Some of the other remedies listed for snakebite that might work, depending on individual symptoms are: Cuprum, Thuja, Vipera, Belladonna, Cedron and Echinacea. Because this is a rattler, I would also include Crot-h. I looked at all the pharmacies that I shop from but only one had this particular snake venom (Crotalus scutulatus) made up. Remedia Pharmacy in Austria. When I am travelling in rattler country (about 3 hours south of me), I have most of these with me, including Crot-h.

    I also carry charcoal and a small amount of powdered magnesium sulphate and glycerine for making poultices.