What is Kambo?

The gelatinous secretion that is harvested from glands on the side of the Giant Green Monkey frog. Used by Amazonian tribes for thousands of years for cleaning, strengthen and energise the mind and body of hunters; as a medicine for malaria, fever, infections and snake bites; and to clear Panema.

What is Kambo:

Kambo is a NON-psychedelic, original, natural and organic gelatinous secretion that is harvested from glands on the side of the Giant Green Monkey frog/toad, belonging to the family Hylidae, whose scientific name is Phyllomedusa Bicolor. This secretion is regarded as the medicine, yet not approved as such, by any recognized (main stream/Western) medical or legal body. Although, scientific research began in 1980 thanks to the Italian pharmacologist Vittorio Erspamer of the University of Rome. He was nominated twice for the Nobel Prize and is considered to be the first scientist to analyse Kambo in the laboratory. Concluding that Kambo contains a “fantastic chemical cocktail with potential medical applications unmatched by any other amphibian.”

This cutaneous secretion contains a large number of often highly concentrated, biologically active compounds. Which consists of bioactive peptides and polypeptides, which is only now being rediscovered/understood clearer by modern Western science/experts. Which has led to several of these peptides being identified and synthesize and are available to purchase online. Currently there are over seventy (70) Kambo patents lodged, mainly in the U.S.A.

When foreign substances enter our body, our cells don’t always unlock automatically, but has to be broken into by the unknown/foreign substance. Kambo is a natural substance that our body recognises  and naturally and automatically unlocks to it on a cellular level, with no stress to the cells. Facilitating the cleaning out of deposits from the cells by foreign substances that the cells were not able to process alone. Seemingly, facilitating and contributing largely (both directly and indirectly) to some sort of wellbeing.

Kambo is administered by a trained and experienced practitioner. If inappropriately harvested, engaged, researched and administered, the administration of the treatment can be unpleasant to lethal.

Apparently, four thousand (4,000) species of frogs have been identified to date, of which, more than four hundred and twenty-seven (427) are said to inhabit the Amazon. Some with similar colour and size, which can be easily mistaken for this particular species. In this particular species, the dorsum is a vibrant green and the belly a creamy white. They have dark spots on the chest, flank and legs. The males grow up to one hundred (100) millimetres in length and the female up to one hundred and twenty (120) millimetres  Maybe because of some of its’ secretions, it has no natural predators, it’s also nocturnal and arboreal and has a large population. The only known threats to this species at the moment seem to be spawn predation and the potential destruction of their habitat – unethical and illegal clearing of the rain forest, pollution from natives and visitors, over/inappropriate use of farming chemicals, etc. This frog is found in abundance across the Upper Amazon rainforest areas of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, French Guiana, Suriname and Venezuela. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) database continually lists them in the ‘Least Concern’ category in view of their wide distribution and large population.

Reproduction occurs throughout the year, peaking between November and May. They construct hanging nests from folded leaves up to three metres above ponds and streams. The females deposit a gelatinous mass containing their eggs into these nests. Theirs is the largest spawn found amongst arboreal frogs of the Amazon. A single spawn contains on average one thousand eggs from which tadpoles emerge within eleven to fourteen days. To date there is no certainty what the catalyst for producing the secretion is but it is widely believed to be sequestered from their diet. Maybe this is why the frogs seem to not produce their secretion when they are removed from their natural environment.



***The onus is on each and every (potential) Kambo recipient, and as a disclaimer, to invite independent and individual research on Kambo prior to treatment, with emphasis on the effects and benefits during and after the actual Kambo treatment; with further in-depth emphasis on Its’ impact, and potential impact on ones current individual physical state, state of wellness/dis-ease and overall state of being.