Strokes is caused by thrombosis which is due to the clogging up of arteries
with fatty material. It can cause trouble swallowing, trouble speaking, reading
or writing, paralysis in the left side of the body, feeling depressed, permanent
neurological damage, complications and death.
Snake venom is already known to contain a variety or toxins which can inhibite the formation of clots. For example, people discoverd that blood did not clot after bitten by viper snake.
In a study led by Dr. David Sherman of the University of Texas Health
Science Center in San Antonio, Scientists found that 42 percent of stroke
patients who received ANCROD within three hours after the onset of the stroke had recovered the physicalthe. ANCROD which is made from
viper venom and cobra venom was given intravenously over a three-to-five day period after a stroke occurred. A research team from BHF which
has more than 25 years’ experience in the collection, storage and analysis
of snake venoms from around the world believe that te benefits of snake
venoms for heart patients are well-known and snake venom would cure heart attack and stroke.
Over 32,000,000 all over world people suffer a heart attack
every year and about 46% are fatal. Stroke causes a further
4,600,000 deaths a year.