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Sourcing Kambo

Kambô, also known as “frog venom” or “secretion” is sourced from the skin of Phyllomedusa bicolor frog found in the Amazon rainforest. The frog is not harmed during the process of sourcing their secretions, as the secretion is collected by pressing the glands under the skin of the frog with a small piece of wood. The secretion is then spread over a flat stick and dried. This stick is then ready to be used for medicinal treatments and can be stored and transported.

It’s important to note that sustainable and ethical sourcing of Kambo is crucial. The frogs and their habitats should be protected, and the secretion should be harvested in a way that does not harm the frogs or the environment. I work with the indigenous community of the Matsés in Peru, who have a long history of working with Kambo. The person and his family sourcing the medicine have developed ethical and sustainable ways to do so. Luckily for me, he was also part of my training in Peru and is the only person I receive my medicine from.

It’s so important to make sure that the Kambo you receive is ethically sourced and that the practitioner you choose is reputable and has the appropriate knowledge and experience. Some practitioners may use frozen or powdered Kambo, which is less effective and may not be sourced ethically.

The medicine I use is sourced ethically and 100% pure from the rainforest of Peru and support a friend and his family.