Kambô is the name given to the traditional Shamanic frog poison cleanse that has long been used by many of the tribes in the northwestern part of the Amazon rainforest to strengthen and heal mind, body, and spirit. It is a waxy secretion collected safely (without harming the creature) from the back and sides of the bright green giant monkey frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor). This frog, also known as the giant leaf frog, is native to the Northwestern part of the Amazon rainforest.

Why use Kambô medicine?

Researchers have called it “one of the strongest natural antibiotics and anesthetics found in the world and one of the strongest, natural ways to empower our immune system.” ¹ Scientist and Nobel Prize nominee Vittorio Erspamer described Kambô as a “fantastic chemical cocktail with potential medical applications, unequaled by any other amphibian.” ² In Native healing practices, the main reason for taking Kambô is to fight panama, which means sadness, lack of luck, irritation, or negative energy. Kambô works on the energies in our bodies, performing a sort of chakra realignment that marks both physical and psychological change in the person’s attitudes, habits, and overall health patterns. This chakra realignment is “a mark for organic and psychological reorganization, from which the person changes their patterns of health” Kambô has a detoxifying effect on the internal organs, including the liver, intestines, and digestive system. This can cause users to vomit bile or evacuate their bowels as part of the cleanse. For this reason, Kambô has been used as the antidote for snake bites, a medicine for many illnesses, and as an overall health- and immune-building tonic. There are also many accounts of people using Kambô and bouncing back from fatigue, expression, addiction, bad luck, sicknesses, and age-related symptoms.

What are Kambô’s known healing properties?

Kambô contains several peptides that trigger extreme reactions in human beings, and which scientific studies have shown to be beneficial to the body. Some of these peptides traverse the blood-brain barrier and stimulate the brain’s endocrine glands, resulting in a strengthened immune response and a deep cleanse of the body. The reported effects of Kambô cover a wide range of potential medical uses: treatment of depression, migraines,blood circulation problems, vascular insufficiency, organ diseases, cancer, female fertility problems, AIDS, hepatitis, brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and more. Kambô also has antibiotic properties and strengthens the immune system while physically destroying pathogenic microorganisms. Other uses and benefits of Kambô include:

Works as a prophylactic against malaria

Boosts strength and stamina

Strengthens the immune system to aid the destruction of pathogenic microorganisms

Has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects

Acts as an antibiotic that aids in healing infections

Helps regulate blood pressure

Detoxifies the liver, intestine, and entire digestive system

Treats a variety of other conditions such as depression, migraines, blood circulation problems, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, vascular insufficiency, organ diseases, cancer, female fertility problems, hepatitis, and AIDS

What are the specific peptides found in Kambô?

When scientists analyzed the chemical makeup of the Phyllomedusa bicolor’s sapo venom,they found that it contained many peptides with clear benefits to the human body, including:

Dermorphin: This potent mu-opioid receptor agonist is 4000 times stronger than morphine

Deltorphin: This potent delta-opioid receptor agonist is 4000 times stronger than morphine

Phyllomedusin: This tachykinin affects the salivary glands, tear ducts, intestines, and bowels, contracts the smooth muscles, and contributes to violent purging.

Phyllokinin and Phyllomedusin: These potent blood-vessel dilators increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier.

Phyllocaerulein: This peptide stimulates the adrenal cortex and the pituitary gland, causes a fall in blood pressure and tachycardia,has a potent action on the gastrointestinal smooth muscle, and stimulates gastric, biliary, and pancreatic secretions.

Sauvagine: This peptide stimulates the adrenal cortex, causing a long-lasting fall in blood pressure and intense tachycardia.

Adenoregulin: This peptide acts on the adenosine receptors.

-Dermaseptin: This potent antimicrobial works on both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and acts as antiviral for the herpes simplex virus.

What is the spiritual growth and healing power of Kambô?

Energetically speaking, Kambô makes the heart move. Kambô allows us to ally with the spirit of a frog with a very strong immunity to predators. Many believe that the spirit of the giant green monkey frog shares with us its power of imperviousness to predatory energy; physically, mentally, and energetically. Using Kambô introduces the DNA signature of the frog into the body, the frog’s spirit gifts us with the power to cast off parasitic energies that prey on the body, mind, and spirit. Once free of these energies, it is common to see natural health returned. Synchronicities and good luck are also a common effect after a Kambô ceremony. Many clients even report having visions of and visitations by frogs in the days just before or after receiving Kambô.


  1. Lattanzi, G. Kambô: Scientific Research and Healing Treatments.
  2. Gorman, P. (July 1993). Making Magic. Omni.
  3. Gomes, M.B. (August 2008). Kambô, the Spirit of the Shaman.


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