Posted on 10 June 2010.
These poisonous substances are potentially dangerous but because they are added in medicines and pills, they can save our life.
Warfarin is basically used to kill rats and mice. However, it is also found in such medicines that are helpful in preventing the formation of large blood clots. This medicine is very popular in North America as it is not only effective but also gets rid of the problem much faster than any other pill.
2. Cone Snail Venom
Cone snails can either be very large or medium-sized, depending on where they are found. These snails are predatory and quite sophisticated, as far as snails go. The snail releases its venom which contains neurotoxins. If a human gets stung by this snail, he will be in pain for a long time but studies show that the venom should replace morphine in the coming years because not only is it an effective pain-reliever but it is not addictive at all.
Wolfsbane is a flower which releases a deadly poison called nabee, bikh or bish. However, when it is used in medication, it has the ability to slow down the pulse and calm those suffering from heart palpitations. Not only that, but it can also get rid of laryngitis, quinsy, cold and asthma within a short period of time.
Digitalis is a flower which contains certain steroidal glycosides and is also known as Dead Man’s Bells. The plant is so poisonous that if you happen to nibble at it, you will die almost instantly. The interesting part is that the plant is used to make medicines that help to control very fast heart rate and atrial fibrillation.
5. Copperhead Venom
The Copperhead is a patient snake which will wait for hours and trick its prey into thinking that it is harmless. Usually, it stays away from humans but if they happen to step on them by mistake, they will not hesitate to inject their venom into them. The venom contains something called Contortrostatin which has the ability to stop the growth rate of cancer cells.