Buy Bothrops jararaca Snake Venom
Bothrops jararaca — known as the jararaca (or the yarara — is a species of pit viper endemic to southern Brazil. We can also see it in Paraguay, and northern Argentina. The specific name, jararaca, is derived from the Tupi words yarará and ca, which mean “large snake”. Within its geographic range, it is often abundant and is an important cause of snakebite. However, no subspecies are currently recognized.
The drugs known as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, used for the treatment of hypertension. Also, for some types of congestive heart failure, were developed from a peptide found in the venom of this species.
The drugs known as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), which are used for the treatment of hypertension and some types of congestive heart failure, were developed from a peptide found in the venom of this species in 1965 by Brazilian scientist Sérgio Henrique Ferreira.
Furthermore, haemocoagulase enzyme derived from the venom is used as antihemorrhagic drug.