Kambo is a secretion of the Giant Green Monkey Tree Frog. Its scientific name is Phyllomedusa Bicolor. Phyllo meaning leaf and medusa meaning guardian. Kambo has been used by indigenous tribes in the Upper Amazon Rainforest for 1000’s of years.

It is a traditional shamanic practice to bring about a deep physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual cleansing process. This traditional healing medicine goes by many different names Kambo, Sapo, Dow-kiet, Hunting Magic, Ordeal medicine and Vaccine of the forest.

Scientists have shown that the Kambo secretion contains a unique and highly complex chemical cocktail of bioactive peptides beneficial to the human body. Three decades of research has resulted in over 70 patents being lodged, but so far, none of these single extracts comes close to this healing medicine in its entirety. 

Kambo is one of the strongest natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antimicrobial and anaesthetic substances found in the world, and one of the strongest, natural ways to strengthen the immune system. It also detoxifies the liver and intestines, it’s a powerful cleansing medicine.

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Traditionally Kambo is used by hunters to cleanse, detox and strengthen the mind and body. Increasing their energy, stamina and heightening their senses before hunting. Kambo is also used as a medicine to treat fever, infections, Malaria, snake bites and as a pain relief.
Another way Kambo is used is to clear away dark or negative energy known as Penema. When Penema is cleared everything becomes easier, obstacles can be overcome and life flows more naturally.​ In our western society Panema could be seen as depression, anxiety and other stress related symptoms.

Kambo is alive. Therefore, it has spirit. Alive because nature made it, through the frog. It is complete and perfect, not a dead component like the drugs we get prescribed. Since the medicine comes from life itself, it also works from where it begins; in the heart.

Alongside indigenous use, many thousands of people around the globe are recognizing Kambo as being a multi-dimensional healing medicine for a wide variety of illnesses and challenges across all levels of being. The physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual level.

Kambo science article