What is Kambo?
The definition of Kambo, is just as layered as the experience itself. Kambo is what both the frog, and secretion from the frog have been known by. You will also hear Kambo referred to as Sapo, or Acaté. The technical term for the frog, is the Phyllomedusa Bicolor, or- Giant Waxy Monkey Tree Frog. This beautiful creature has no known predators, and is always moving in a forward direction. This is on par with what the medicine is all about for us human beings.
Kambo is used in hunting rituals and also for clearing panema (negativity in the brain, or bad luck) in the Matsés tribe. It can also be found in use with small tribes scattered throughout the amazon between Peru, and Brazil. For hunting purposes, Kambo helps keep the mind incredibly sharp, and aware, and bring forth strong stamina to withstand long days and nights on the hunt. Kambo is incredibly important when it comes to panema because one negative mind has the power to bring down an entire tribe. While these tribes do not carry the same illness that we have, the one common thing that we all experience is the ever constant battle of the negative mind, or bad luck.
It is best put that, Kambo is the perfect blend of both science and magic. The scientific part is with the bio-active and neuropeptides that are contained within the secretion. There are 100’s of peptides to be found. Italian scientist, Vittorio Erspamer discovered many peptides within the kambo secretion. He has described kambo as, “a fantastic chemical cocktail with potential medical applications, unequaled by any other amphibian.” The peptides he has discovered trigger many beneficial chemical reactions within the human body. It is known that kambo has the unique ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, enabling it to reach parts of the body that are otherwise difficult to reach and treat. Several of the peptides have been isolated and have been synthesized. There are currently over 70 Kambo patents pending.
Some of the major peptides within Kambo are:
Phyllomedusin- Phyllokinin and Phyllomedusin- Caerulein and Sauvagine- Dermorphin and Deltorphin- Adenoregulin
The magic is felt in the way you feel after Kambo. Yes, the first 20-40 minutes is uncomfortable, but what unfolds after in the days and weeks- is pure magic. Kambo literally peels away your layers like an onion, so you can be have the ultimate connection with yourself, and the world around you. Things that normally bother you, seem to disappear. The spirit of Kambo brings you into alignment with yourself. While there is no “magic bullet” kambo is the perfect catalyst in breaking the cycle, and giving you the push to start anew.
Kambo can help with:
- Detoxifying your body
- Chronic Pain
- Fertility Problems
- Removal of Heavy Metals
- Boosting your immune system
- Getting rid of microbes, viruses, parasites and fungi
- Healing inflammation
- Cleansing liver and digestive system
- Removing emotional blockages
- Clearing negative energies