KAMBO: THE MEDICINE OF THE AMAZON FROG
The Amazon is a territory in which the word medicine abounds. Thanks to the knowledge and hard work of the original communities in preserving ancestral traditions (especially those that bring healing and medicinal purposes), the modern world has been able to contact the medicine of plants such as Ayahuasca, Chacruna, Virola, Yopo, and among them, the Kambo. And the Kambo, curiously, comes from a curious and attractive source. It is the “venom” of a frog from the Amazon, called Phyllomedusa Bicolor , which freely inhabits the Amazon rainforest that encompasses countries such as Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FROG?
The first thing I want to clarify for you is that In the extraction of this medicinal “poison” that the Kambo, the life of this sacred frog is not threatened or damaged. The ancestral communities of the Amazon have awaited a safe and compassionate protocol with this living being that provides them with part of its depurative, energetic and great spiritual cleansing medicine. And yes, that is what it is used for: Kambo is a medicine to strengthen the body’s natural defenses, and in addition, it is believed that it resets the energy of all the bodies you inhabit (physical, emotional-mental and spiritual). ). The spiritual guides insist: It will give you strength, resistance and a deep spiritual purification that will make you see life in a renewed way and full of vitality.
BUT... IS KAMBÓ FINALLY POISON OR MEDICINE?
If you have not yet visited the entry that we recommend in the previous paragraph, I must clarify that this medicine has been stigmatized due to the physiological reactions it can generate and the source from which it comes. The truth is that ancient communities have used Kambo since ancient times to cure illnesses, and it has not been harmful if used correctly and with the proper protocols. These tribes have awaited the art of healing with the secretions of the Bicolor Phyllomedusa with multiple physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. It is a medicine and ancient tradition in which the Amazon communities have found analgesic effects, antibiotics and even stimulants of the central nervous system and circulatory system.
This medicine, which has also been called a miraculous substance, has been used by ethnomedicine as a treatment for different pathologies thanks to its powerful action on the immune system (which protects you and me from diseases). Similarly, it has been used as a treatment for addictions such as smoking, alcoholism and dependence on other drugs. In short, Kambo is a medicine that has been stigmatized as poison, but others have found in it a radical and transformative healing.