What is Kambo?

"Kambo, Sapo or Acate are just a couple of names for a traditional and natural remedy that is used by various indigenous tribes of the Amazon. It consists of the skin secretions of the South American nocturnal treefrog (lat. Phyllomedusa bicolor).

 

Because of its potent effect on the whole human organism, the Kambo-frog treatment has been used for ages in the Amazon area. The local tribesmen traditionally use it for:

~ Healing and cleansing of the body

~ Physical strength and stamina

~ Spiritual and mental clarity

~ Luck and zest of life"

Scientific Research

"Even that the use of venoms has been known for millennia in many traditional therapies it was not until the late 20th century that modern medicine adopted a more systematic and rigorous approach to utilizing venoms as therapeutic agents. To date, various bioactive proteins and peptides have been reported from the venom of different species like snakes, scorpions, spiders and many more.

 

Bioactive peptides  are organic substances formed by amino acids joined by covalent bonds known as amide or peptide bonds and they play a significant role in human health by affecting the digestive, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, and nervous systems. Bioactive peptides can improve the treatment of various diseases and disorders, thus increasing the quality of life."

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The Legend

"A Kaxinawá tribe legend tells that the Indians of the village were very ill and the Shaman “Kampu” had done everything that was possible to cure them. All medicinal herbs known were used, but none helped his people’s agony. Kampu then entered the forest and under the effect of Ayahuasca, where he received the visit of the great God. He brought in His hands a frog, from which He took a white secretion, and was taught how to apply it. Returning to the tribe and following the guidelines that he had received. The Shaman Kampu was able to cure his tribe. After his death, the spirit of Kampu has started living in the frog and the Indians began to use its secretion to stay active and healthy."