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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. Kambo 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.
A profoundly transformational tool, Kambo medicine is known to increase courage, emotional stability and personal sovereignty.Some people feel more “solid” after Kambo application,less in their heads and more in their bodies. Frustration, anger, and anxiety also tend to reduce or dissipate entirely. With Kambo the organs of the body, the endocrine system, and the defense systems are awakened returning to their natural balance.
With Kambo Medicine there is the opportunity to awaken the body in its natural power. People who regularly receive this “vaccine” do not get sick and have a lot of energy. Restoring the natural balance prevents the appearance of ailments induced by different viruses. Even cancer does not have the opportunity to grow, in some cases. Changes occur in the physical, energetic, spiritual and emotional fields of the patient, the feeling is of cleanliness, lightness, tranquility, well- being, inner peace and deepening of consciousness.

Kambo Tradition

Kambo is the popular name by which traditional medicine extracted from a species of Amazon frog is known.Used as a traditional remedy in the Amazon, Kambo is the common name used in South America to refer to the skin secretions of Phyllomedusa bicolor, a tree frog that inhabits certain parts of the Amazon rainforest. 
Traditionally, the purpose of this practice is to induce a deep cleansing of body and soul, to cure the panema (which could be translated as “bad luck”), to give strength and to cure other diseases.This is a medicine that operates in the physiology of the organism, and also in the kingdom that is beyond matter, that is, the soul. Kambo is considered an entity or spirit that is responsible for the healing process.


The frog is treated with respect and is never hurt because, according to Amazonian beliefs, harming it would anger the animal spirit and, therefore, would not produce healing. After extraction, the frog is released back into the forest.

The application of Kambo secretion is done by inflicting a superficial wound on the individual’s skin with a burnt stick (traditionally known as titica) and placing the rehydrated secretion on the burn, which appears as a point the size of a green pea on the skin. 
The effect of the substance depends on the number of points. A common minimum dose comprises between 3 and 5 points, but the number can vary greatly depending on the user’s needs.
Applying Kambo on a fresh wound, it is absorbed subcutaneously and enter the lymphatic system. Within a few moments an acute physiological response manifests, usually characterized by an increase in heart rate, sweating, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. The acute effect is attributed to the presence of peptides (amino acid chains) that last several minutes before fading away. After the effects disappear, Kambo medicine leaves the individual with a feeling of greater strength, sensory awareness and mental clarity. The peptides present in the Kambo do not produce any psychoactive effect.

Physiological effects of Kambo

The main effects of the use of Kambo seem to correspond to the peptides present in greater quantity, which affect the vascular system, glandular secretions, gastrointestinal activity and the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, the latter being responsible for physiological functions, such as stress response, immune regulation and energy metabolism. It does not cause any hallucinatory or psychoactive effects at all.

Matsés indigenous peoples in the southwest Amazon have traditionally used the application of Kambo as additional support for hunting practices. They self-apply 20 to 30 mg of Kambo twice a day. Some of the peptides present in the Kambo are responsible for activating the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis of the central nervous system. Therefore, continued application could result in an increase in alertness, resistance to hunger and thirst, and have certain analgesic effects. This would provide an extra feeling of strength, awareness and endurance.

People who use it in modern contexts report that the use of Kambo strengthens the immune system, and “works” for allergies, headaches, nerve and muscle aches, and other conditions, as well as to reduce psychological imbalance (such as negativity, sadness or depression). Kambo is also said to cleanse the body and contribute to the healing of the spirit or soul.