There are approximately 2.700 – 3.000 species of smake that were known to human, in which 300 are poisonous. Some species like cobra, rattlesnake, sea snake have very powerful venom, long ago they were researched and have applications to make pain relief, anti-inflamatory for patients with arthritis and cancer.
Cobra (Science name: Naja Naja), is a venomouse snake under Elapidae, Squamata. Cobra can be commonly found in the mountains and plains, distributed mainly in Asian countries like India, China, Taiwan, Vietnam… Matured snake can have length approximately about 90-100 cm, some can be as long as 2 metres. Cobra swims well but cannot live in water, has a dark brown, or mono color
Venomous snakes have a bad reputation—and rightly so—because of their often deadly bites. But what makes a snake’s bite so deadly—the venom—is the same thing that makes these snakes so valuable to the medical research community. Scientists have discovered that the very compounds that make venoms work may also prove useful in the treatment of several human disorders and diseases.
In 2002, arthritis sufferer Joe de Casa was working in his Northamptonshire garden in England when a venomous snake bit him. After surviving the bite, de Casa, who struggles with arthritis, claimed that the following months provided his only pain-free days in years