Plant parts used for snake bite

I just know that one day either my dogs or I will run into a poisonous snake. I understand that a combination of plantain, echinacea, dandelion root and marshmallow is effective. But is it the leaf, root or flower of plantain, echinacea or marshmallow that is used?

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  • debhamrob
    debhamrob Posts: 4

    Thank you so much for the quick reply. I have only come across non-poisonous snakes so far, but at least two of my dogs have been voted most likely to get nose bit! Yes, it is Doc Jones where I heard this, a video actually, but it did not state which parts of the plant to use. I didn't include saw palmetto, because that's the one thing I don't grow, but perhaps I should buy! Thanks again!

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,842 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome and how scary @debhamrob! Also, if you go to TGN blogs, @Marjory Wildcraft wrote a couple of blogs on what she did when she got bitten by a rattle snake.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,516 admin

    @debhamrob When you have a chance, check out our Introductions section and let us know what part of the world you are from.

    I'm curious now as to what kind of poisonous snakes you might be dealing with.

  • debhamrob
    debhamrob Posts: 4

    I live in upstate South Carolina. The poisonous snakes here are rattlers, water moccasins, and copperheads.