Frogs Are Not Harmed in Kambo Collection
The frog is not harmed during the harvesting of Kambo. It is considered bad luck to do so.
In order to harvest the poison from the frog, they must be collected very early in the morning often after a good rain. The shaman will often be the one that goes on the frog hunt. He calls out the Phyllomedusa mimicking it’s natural song. When the frog calls back, thinking he is talking to a mate, the shaman knows where they are located.
The frog is often found in a tree and sometimes, after a rain, they will be on the rainforest floor. The frog is gently collected and brought back to the village where the poison is harvested in a couple of ways. One way is that the frog is stretched by all four legs, his big toe massaged and then he secretes his poison.
The poison is then collected and put onto a stick. The poison dries on the stick and then it can be saved for later use. The frog is then released unharmed. I have also heard that the Yawanawa tribe collects the frog venom by simply collecting the frog who naturally secretes his poisonous sweat from the excitement of being captured.
The sticks must be kept dry and free of mold by keeping them over a fire. It is important that the Kambo sticks come from reputable sources in good condition.
History of Kambo
There is a Kaxinawa legend that tells that the Indians of the village were very ill and the Shaman, Kampu, had done everything that was possible to cure them.
All medicinal herbs known were used, but none helped his people’s agony. Kampu then entered the forest and, under the effect of Ayahuasca, received the visit of the Great God. He brought in His hands a frog, from which He took a white secretion, and taught Kampu how to apply. Returning to the tribe and following the guidelines that he had received, the Shaman Kampu was able to cure his people.
After Kampu’s death, it is believed that his spirit has started living in the frog and the indigenous began to use its secretion to stay active and healthy. – from Kambo, The Spirit of the Shaman
We are still learning and will keep on learning a lot about Kambo as a medicine.
We are very grateful that we get to work with this powerful medicine, we believe everyone deserves to be healthy and live a happy, healthy life.
Yes it is an intense experience and can sound frightening at first, but it is very fast and very effective, you have nothing to be afraid of.
How is Kambo applied?
The using of Kambo is done in a ceremony or Ritual.
The space is prepared and opened for the spirit of Kambo to come and work. During this preparation we ask the spirit of Kambo how many points you will get.
You are asked to drink 2 liters of water within 15 minutes. WHAT!? 15 MINUTES you might be thinking, yes this is the hardest part.
The reason you do this is because one of the amazing things about Kambo is that is not only cleans the body, it also cleans the brain.
Kambo contains something called “peptides” these peptides enter your brain through your blood and have the amazing ability to cross the brain-bloodbarrier and go into the soft deep parts of yor brain where heavy metals are stored for a long time, and transfer these heavy metals to your stomach. The reason you need so much water in your stomach is because you will purge (throw up) all of these heavy metals and other stuff that needs to exit your body FAST!
This brings us to step three: Kambo is applied to the skin after making small and superficial burns on the skin (only the first layer of skin is removed).
These burns hurt a lot less than you think. And this is how Kambo can enter the bloodstream very quickly.
After this you may feel your head get hot and you could feel your throat and face swell, this is all normal. You will feel sick and will either have to purge or go to the toilet. We are here to assist you with this process of letting go.
After purging we ask you to lie down and rest a little, in this time we let Kambo Work on you until we feel it is time for the medicine to come off.
You may feel tired and will probably sleep. After waking up you will be served some healthy food and after eating and resting you should feel stronger than ever !
The duration of a Kambo ceremony is around 2-3 hours. But the period of feeling sick and purging should not last longer that 15-30 minutes on rare occasions has it lasted longer.
The Benefits of Kambo
Scientific studies show that Phyllomedusa bicolor poison is made up of many peptides that are beneficial to the human body. Some of these peptides traverse the blood-brain barrier and stimulate the endocrine glands of the brain, resulting in an immune effect and a deep cleanse of the body. Kambo has antibiotic properties and strengthens the immune system while physically destroying pathogenic microorganisms. Kambo is traditionally known to be anti-inflammatory, to heal eyesight, and to cure pain.
Sapo peptides and their effects are reported cover a wide range of potential medical uses: treatment of brain diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson, depression, migraines, blood circulation problems, vascular insufficiency, organ diseases, cancer, fertility problems in women, AIDS, hepatitis and more.