2. King Cobra Venom ($40,400 per liter)

With the potential to kill a full-grown elephant, this venom is one of the deadliest in the world. Its venom is an essential ingredient in making of strong painkillers, and antivenoms. The King cobra’s venom also contains a unique protein called ohanin. Ohanin is being used today in the form of a painkiller that is 20 times more potent than morphine.


1. Scorpion Venom ($10,302,700 per liter)

Scorpions use their venom to kill or paralyse their prey, and as a defence against predators, but only 25 species of scorpion have venom that would be lethal to humans. The proteins found in the venom of a scorpion are used for the treatment of autoimmune disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.