What is Kambo
Kambo is a powerful, natural medicine that has been used traditionally for thousands of years by tribal people of the North Western Amazon rainforest including Peru, Brazil and Colombia. Kambo is used by tribes for 'hunting magic' and to promote health, strength, well-being and also remove 'panema' or bad luck.
Kambo is recorded to have been used by up to 53 tribes but today only 13 tribes remain who use it and these include the Matses, Yawanawá, Katukina and Apurina.
Kambo is also known as Kampu, Campu, Sapo or Vacino da Floresta.
Kambo is a secretion from a beautiful, large frog called the Giant Green Monkey Tree Frog or scientifically - Phyllomedusa Bicolor.
Due to it's secretion, the frog has no natural predators and hence no fear. The tribal people call the frog from the jungle and collect the waxy, natural chemical substance scraping it onto a short stick where it sets almost like varnish.
The collected kambo is then applied to the skin buy introducing it into the body through very small superficial burns that are made with a thin bamboo stick. Kambo immediatley flows through the lymphatic system.
The effects of kambo medicine take hold and the person receiving it goes through a process of deep healing on three levels - the body, mind and spirit.
There are numerous benefits of kambo outside of tribal use and people we treat report great improvements. Many of the peptides kambo contains have antibiotic, immune strenghtening properties. Kambo is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and could potentially improve eyesight, help alzheimers and Parkinsons disease, depression, improve blood circulation and vascular health, assist with organ disease, cancer and hepatitis.
In my experience kambo has been useful to also help with addictions.
On a spiritual level it is said that kambo realigns the chakras.
Kambo is a superb detox, it assists healing and can restore joy and well-being back to your life.
Kambo Active Ingredients
Scientific research at the University of Rome by Nobel prize scientist Vittorio Erspamer shows Kambo contains nine highly beneficial bio-active peptides.
Active peptides in Kambo:
Dermorphin — a potent mu-opioid receptor agonist.
Deltorphin — a very potent delta-opioid receptor agonist.
Phyllomedusin — a tachykinin which affects the salivary glands, tear ducts, intestines, and bowels; it contracts the smooth muscles, and contributes to violent purging.
Phyllokinin (and phyllomedusin) — potent blood vessel dilators that also increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier.
Phyllocaerulein — which stimulates the adrenal cortex and the pituitary gland, causes a fall in blood pressure accompanied by tachycardia, and has a potent action on the gastrointestinal smooth muscle, and stimulates gastric, biliary and pancreatic secretions.
Sauvagine — causes a long lasting fall in blood pressure, intense tachycardia, and stimulation the adrenal cortex.
Adenoregulin — acts on the adenosine receptors.
Dermaseptin — a potent antimicrobial for both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Is Kambo a Poison?
Kambo is not a poison, it works in synergy with the body.
Rumi's answer to a question, asked by a disciple. What is Poison?
"Anything which is more than our necessity is poison. It could be Power, Wealth, Hunger, Ego, Greed, Laziness, Love, Ambition, Hate...anything."
Kambo is NOT psychoactive.
"Kambô circulates in the heart. When we take kambô it makes the heart move accurately, so that things flow, bringing good things to the person. It’s as if there was a cloud on the person, preventing the good things to come, then, when they take the kambô; it comes a ‘green light’, which opens the way, making things easier." Kaxinawá kambô shaman