“Kambô circulates in the heart. Our shaman said that when we take kambô it makes the heart move accurately, so that things flow, bringing good things to the person. It is as if there was a cloud on the person, preventing the good things to come, then, when it takes the kambô; it comes a ‘green light’ which opens its ways, making things easier.” — from “Kambô, The Spirit of the Shaman” by Professor Marcelo Bolshaw Gomes
Kambô is a resin secreted from the back of a large green jungle frog, given the namePhyllomedusa bicolor for classification, but more commonly known as the giant waxy monkey tree frog. It’s found in the southern Amazon, across the countries of Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.
Kambô: Scientific Research and Healing Treatments
‘Kambô’, ‘campu’, ‘sapo’, ‘vacino da floresta.’ These are all names for the waxy secretion of a tree frog living in the north western part of the Amazon rainforest (in Colombia and on the border between Peru and Brazil). The scientific name for this frog is ‘Phyllomedusa bicolor’ or ‘Giant Monkey frog’. In this article, I will use the name ‘Kambô.’ Originally, 53 tribes used this secretion but now only 13 small tribes still use it. It is used to get rid of ‘panema’, the name they give to bad luck, as well as for ‘hunting magic’ and as a powerful medicine against snake bites, malaria, yellow fever and other epidemic diseases.
Scientific research on kambô: nine powerful bio-active peptides
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Reset.me spoke to Troy Casey of Certified Health Nut, who shared his experience of receiving kambô:
“Once applied to the holes in the skin, kambô makes its way through the lymphatic system. The lymph is effectively a body of fluid with no organs to pump it, it relies upon movements of the body in areas such as the diaphragm, pelvic floor and transverse abdominal. Lymph movement is crucial to health, a stagnant body of water becomes a cesspool. Kambô assists in the detoxification of this bodily system…
“Within about 15 minutes there is a purging effect. I felt it in my throat, face, head and nasal passages. This was followed by vomiting and the evacuation of my colon. The effects come on extremely quickly and powerfully. During the foll...