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What is Kambo?

Name given to a frog by Brazilian tribes:

  • Kaxinawá

  • Hunikuin

  • Katukina

  • and others

Name of the frog: Phyllomedusa bicolor – giant monkey waxing tree frog

Secretion is a holistic medicine, which is well known around Brazil and Peru as the “Vaccine of the forest”. It is known to be a cleansing purgative which also works to clear the body and dissolve panema (dark, heavy or negative energies. These can manifest as bad luck, illness, depression, laziness, lack of clarity and energetic blockages. It is also used to increase hunting skills, eliminating toxins and poisons, increasing stamina and strength. Some tribes have also used it for medicinal purposes like treating malaria, snake bites, fever, infections, fertility problems, detoxifying and strengthening the mind and body, to reduce pain and gain endurance. It helps to attract good things into your life, as negativity is dissolved.

The Secretion contains chains of amino acids, known as peptides, that have a profound effect on blood circulation and gastrointestinal muscles, as well as the glands in the digestive system. It also stimulates the adrenal cortex as well as the pituitary gland in the brain. It is also a rare substance which is capable of bypassing the blood-brain barrier. This has significant effects on the chemistry and water in and around the brain, research is being done in order to pinpoint more what exactly happens. However, it is very likely that it can help to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Kambo consists of many bio-active peptides, from which 16 have been identified in modern medicine. However, there are still more being discovered, as the secretion is very complex. Please read more about this in the Science section.