Frog Medicine “Vaccine of the Forest”
Kambo is one of the strongest, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antimicrobial and anesthetic substances on the planet.
Kambo aka “Vaccine of the Forest” is a natural medicine for healing the mind, body, and soul. It is extracted from the waxy monkey tree frog. The frogs are unharmed in the process. Amazon tribes use Kambo for hunting and to clear “panema” – the indigenous term for bad luck.
Kambô cleanses the body of negative physical and emotional energies. Such blockages can manifest through stress, physical ailments, psychological issues, low energy, chronic disease, drug addiction, burn-out, viral, fungal, bacterial, and environmental factors.
Phyllomedusa bicolor is an Amazonian frog and the source of Kambô. Kambô is the dried secretion from the frog’s skin, a concoction containing many bio-active peptides. These peptides have a broad range of activities related to many potential interesting indications, such as hypertension, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, endocrinology disorders, psoriasis, and many other situations. Frequently new targets are discovered. In in vitro and in vivo models for a number of disorders, many of these peptides have been found to be quite potent, much more potent than the golden standard.
The early and mythological use of Kambô is suggested to be related to a shaman from the the Kaxinawa tribe in Brazil. Kambô was and is used by native Indians from the tribes around the Amazon in various rites, in order to increase their phisical skils.
The above context makes it understandable that Kambô is perceived as a therapy for many different disorders. Within shamanic and healing contexts Kambô is often explicitly referred to as ‘medicine’.
There are a number of different bio-active peptides in the secretion of frogs from the Phyllomedusinae subfamily, and fundamental work on these peptides has been conducted by the group of Erspamer, starting around 50 years ago in the 60s of last century.
All these Kambô peptides however have indeed impressive endocrine, cardiovascular and nervous system activities.
Frequently new targets of these peptides are described, for instance phyllomedusin, has been shown to be quite selective for the Neurokinin 1 receptor. This all creates a whole chapter of various disorders where one or more of these peptides could bring meaningful effects in the treatment of a variety of diseases. The fact that the peptides from the frog’s skin are entering the bloodstream after subdermal application (application via a fresh burn), might indicate that plasma-levels after administration could become high. This is probably also the reason why the effects start very soon after administration Kambô, within minutes.
Scientifically, Kambo enters the lymphatic system, waking up the body’s natural ability to heal itself on a cellular level. After Kambo, people often see massive energetic shifts in their lives, from dramatic improvements in physical healing, to reductions in depression and addictions, to relief from chronic pain, major illnesses and more.
The peptides discovered by Erspamer (in Kambo) trigger a variety of beneficial chemical reactions in the human body. Kambo has the ability, unlike many other natural and pharmaceutical substances, to cross the blood-brain barrier, enabling it to reach deep into the body and bring support to otherwise difficult to treat areas. Human cells open up to the beneficial properties of Kambo unlike many substances that are filtered and eliminated by the body’s highly intelligent defense system. Thus far, researchers have discovered nine peptides, some of which are bio-active – meaning that they perform specific functions in the body. These peptides perform hormone-like tasks while others provide support to vital cellular processes. Some of these peptides have a potent effect on the gastrointestinal muscles, gastric and pancreatic secretions, blood circulation, and on the stimulation of the adrenal cortex and pituitary gland. Many peptides have since been isolated from the Kambo secretion and have been synthesized. As a testament to their medicinal properties, there are over 70 Kambo patents lodged, mainly in the USA.
Kambo also contains certain neuropeptides that are small, protein-like molecules used by the neurons to communicate with each other. These neuronal signaling molecules are involved in a wide range of brain functions including:
The bioactive peptides and neuropeptides present in Kambo cover a wide range of potential medical uses including:
HIV and STD’s
Cleanses the liver
Fever and infections
Reseting the immune system
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Chronic pain with alcohol craving
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and celiac’s disease
“I feel different. I am different. My life has synchronistically altered to reflect all that has opened and continues to evolve inside me. The emptiness I have carried for so very long is now felt as space permeated by air thick with grace and possibility. The chronic, long-standing grief has been lifted. My heart is both full and light. I simply
showed up with the cautious hope that perhaps some of the weight might be left behind. Little did I know that I would be
given so much more. The initial euphoria was accompanied by a vision of my life in stunning clarity with a sense of urgency and direction. The beauty of all things whispering to me that it is not too late. It is not too late to live what matters most. I remember now and have been remembered. And that is the gift and the work of it.”
” My first Kambô session knocked me out – literally, I passed out briefly – but it also cleansed my liver and helped me heal a long-term toxic relationship with alcohol. A month after my first Kambô session with Simon, I decided to stop drinking and did so for two years. While I knew it likely wouldn’t be a forever thing, my relationship with alcohol and other substances is forever changed, and the break that my first experince with Kambo helped me to take a chance to reassess my priorities and learn better self-control.”
“Besides having more strength and vitality then I have had since I first became sick 5 years ago, and the pain from my back nerve injury earlier this year completely gone, there is a focus and clarity, a lightness and spaciousness, an otherworldly heightened intuition and perception, a visceral, felt sense of my soul and energy body and its expansiveness, a quietness of the mind I have only ever previously achieved through hours of meditation, and so much more. You can feel the medicine scanning your body and building up intense pressures in certain areas that need healing. Kambô has an intelligence and plan, and each day, each experience, is completely unique. On the third and final day of the 3-day course, I was filled with childlike joy; hysterically laughing, clapping my hands and feet. Somewhere along the way, I learned to stay in line, be quiet, and fit in, so I couldn’t help apologizing for my laughter, then laughing even harder at my absurdity of apologizing for being joyful.”
“You can feel the medicine scanning your body and building up intense pressures in certain areas that need healing. Kambô has an intelligence and a plan.”
1. Jan M Keppel Hesselink. Kambô: A Shamanic Medicine – Personal Testimonies. JOJ Case Stud. 2018
2. Research at Queens University in Belfast recently won a prestigious award for their ground breaking work with cancer and Kambo
People with any of the conditions below CANNOT safely take Kambô:
Serious heart problems
Aneurysms or blood clots
Currently pregnant or maybe so
Medication for low blood pressure
Breastfeeding a child under 6 months old
Immune-suppressants for organ transplant
Serious mental health problems excluding depression and anxiety
Undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for 4-6 weeks afterward
Mental Health History
It is very important to inform the practitioner if you ever have, or are currently suffering from a mental health condition, regardless of whether or not you are taking medication.
Certain situations may require special attention or considerations before, during or after your treatment. Please inform us (in the hearth form that you will receive by email after you reserve your spot) if you:
Had surgery recently
Use recreational drugs
Are taking any prescription drugs
Are you taking birth control pills?
Have recently or currently fasting
Have an active drug or alcohol addiction
Taking slimming or sleeping suppressants
Have abnormally high/low blood pressure
Were you born with any heart conditions
Have recently stopped taking any medications
Have used Bufo Alvarius in the last two months
Had any viral conditions (lymes, hepatitis, dengue)
Take immune-suppressants for autoimmune disorders
Have done any water fasting before Kambô other than the required fasting
Had colonics, enemas, liver flushes, or any water/juice-based detox recently
Chronic health issues: (chronic fatigue, arthritis, migraines, thyroid conditions, etc)
Are taking, or have recently stopped taking slimming, serotonin or sleeping supplements
Kambo Enhance the Effectiveness of Ayahuasca
You might wonder: ‘Is it not dangerous to combine Kambo & Ayahuasca?’
It’s perfect to do Kambo before your Ayahuasca Ceremony for releasing toxics and cleansing your body.
Kambo is cleansing you at different levels, the same as in Ayahuasca. Body, mind & soul. We see that people benefit a lot from their Kambo experience. The first Ayahuasca Ceremony is often about cleansing and at the second day you can go deeper. Some people are only busy with cleansing at their first Ayahuasca ceremony. If you do Kambo before your Ayahuasca Experience you have already done cleansing work. So you can do deeper into your healing journey.
When offered together, Kambo is usually given the day before or several hours prior to the ayahuasca ceremony.
– Cleansing your body
– Toxics are released from your body
– It can give your energy a boost (not always)
– There is a better connection with the group
– Release of stress that you take into the Retreat
– You are more opened up for going into your Ayahuasca Ceremony
– You will feel the difference immediately after your Kambo session
– You will feel more safe going into your Ayahuasca Ceremony