Cactus juice no cure for snake bites and scorpion stings

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A post shared more than 260 times on Facebook claims that cactus juice can be used as an “anti poison” for a snake bite or scorpion sting. 

“Firstly tighten the next joint of the victim’s body to avoid over spreading, then make some razor cuts in about 4 inches distance to the bite spot and apply CACTUS JUICE watch d different of the blood that comes out of the cuts in d next 30 seconds,” it reads. 

It was posted on a page with the handle @AlternativeMedicineZambia, which has nearly 230,000 followers. Is this sound advice? We checked. 

A post shared more than 260 times on Facebook claims that cactus juice can be used as an “anti poison” for a snake bite or scorpion sting. 

“Firstly tighten the next joint of the victim’s body to avoid over spreading, then make some razor cuts in about 4 inches distance to the bite spot and apply CACTUS JUICE watch d different of the blood that comes out of the cuts in d next 30 seconds,” it reads. 

It was posted on a page with the handle @AlternativeMedicineZambia, which has nearly 230,000 followers. Is this sound advice? We checked.