Kambo frogs are found high in trees near the Igarapés (rainforest waterways) where they gather to sing and announce the rain. They are generally harvested at dawn by the Indians who also sing and imitate the frogs’ song. The frogs are very passive and do not react negatively when picked up, possibly because they have no predators. The frogs are carefully tied by each leg with straw strings into an X shape. Sometimes the shaman will massage the toes to encourage the secretion which is then carefully scraped off and dried on small sticks.

After it is released the frog returns to its habitat none the worse for wear. The strings leaves a tiny white line on each leg which stops anyone from harvesting the frog again until it has faded which takes at 2-3 months. The frog is never harmed but treated with utmost care and respect as the people believe that to harm the frog will anger the animal spirits that they live so closely with. Kambo collected in this way is considered 100% ethically harvested. Kambo frogs that are held in a laboratory environment or squeezed or harmed in any way during the harvesting process are not considered to be ethically harvested.

Kambo is very safe when given by a properly trained practitioner. However there are some conditions for which Kambo is contraindicated, including people who:

  • Have serious heart problems
  • Are on medication for low blood pressure
  • Have had a stroke
  • Have had a brain hemorrhage
  • Have an aneurism or blood clot(s)
  • Lack the mental capacity to make the decision to take Kambo
  • Have serious mental health problems, excluding depression, PTSD and anxiety
  • Are undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or who had undergone it within the last 4 weeks
  • Take immune-suppressants for organ transplant
  • Have Addison’s Disease
  • Have current and severe epilepsy
  • Are recovering from a major surgical procedure
  • Are under 18 years old
  • Are pregnant, who suspect they may be, or are breast-feeding a child under 6 months old
  • Have worked with Bufo Alvarius (toad medicine) in the last 6-8 weeks prior to Kambo

This is not an exhaustive list, so it’s important to discuss any health issues prior to scheduling your session.  If you are menstruating at the time of treatment, Kambo may well cause the flow to increase for 24-36 hours because it contains powerful Vasodilators. If you are Asthmatic ensure that you have your inhaler with you. If you are Diabetic it’s important to discuss your treatment in advance. The same applies if you are taking medication for a mental health condition.

Outside of the forest, Kambo has been the subject of more than two decades of  medical research. As with venoms from snakes and scorpions, researchers believe that Kambo will open up a new world of  treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Cancer, HIV, Parkinsons Disease, Alzheimers, Depression, Vascular problems, Hepatitis, Diabetes, Rheumatism, Addictions and much, much more. Their work consists of attempting to identify, isolate and reproduce the incredible and unique chemical cocktail that Kambo is.

It contains dozens of Peptides, some of them bioactive which means they have an affinity and selectivity for binding with receptor sites in humans (A receptor is like a lock that, when opened with the right key—the bioactive peptide—triggers specific chemical reactions in the body). Recent studies have shown that Kambo contains multiple antimicrobial peptides effective against drug resistant strains of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasites and virus, providing opportunities for the development of new and more efficient nanotechnological-based therapies for treating infectious diseases.

Despite the billions of dollars being  poured into researching and developing mainstream synthetic medication from Phyllomedusa Bicolour frog secretions, no one has yet managed to reproduce the original. Kambo in its original, natural form is a holistic treatment that works on the mind and body at all levels in ways that we don’t completely understand yet.

Phyllocaerulein – a neuropeptide (a special type of peptide that helps neurons communicate in the brain) that reduces blood pressure, modifies satiety (stomach fullness), and manages sedation and thermoregulation. It’s also a potent pain killer.

Phyllokinin – a peptide that reduces blood pressure over the long-term and crosses the blood-brain barrier to help take Kambo’s benefits to the brain.

Phyllomedusin – a neuropeptide (unique to Kambo) that acts as a powerful vasodilator, widening and relaxing blood vessels, veins, and arteries.

Dermorphin – a peptide chain that acts on opioid receptors to reduce pain. It is 30-40 times more potent than morphine.

Deltorphin – another peptide that interacts with opioid receptors, showing higher selectivity for these receptors versus any compound known to man. There are 2 Deltorphins in Kambo, adding to its pain-killing properties.

Dermaseptin – a peptide with potent antimicrobial effects against bacteria, yeast, fungi, protozoa, and even enveloped viruses.

Adenoregulin – a peptide that has been shown to be highly effective in killing cancer cells, effectively turning off their fuel supply.

Tryptophyllin – a peptide that been shown to be highly potent against the yeast Candida Albicans. 

Phyllolitorin, [Leu8] Phyllolitorin, Rohdei-Litorin – 3 neuropeptides that stimulate gastric acid secretion and smooth muscle contraction.

Kambo is one of the strongest natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antimicrobial and anesthetic substances found in the world and one of the strongest, natural ways to strengthen the immune system. It also detoxes the liver and the intestines so it’s a powerful cleanser. Immediate and short term effects include enhanced mood, alertness, clarity, focus, energy and increased resistance to stress, tiredness, hunger and thirst. The mind becomes still, you feel lighter and everything becomes easier to manage. 

In the longer term, Kambo empowers the immune system, rousing the body’s defense systems to their natural functions so that existing health problems are improved or resolved and future ones are less likely to occur. In spiritual terms, Kambo works in a mystical fashion as a light that opens the way, helping us to overcome obstacles and release blockages on an emotional level. It clears our energy field and realigns the chakras, enabling us to break negative habits and live and think more naturally. Participants are advised and encouraged to do their own research as to the potential benefits of taking Kambo.

Kambo is 100% safe in the right hands.

It’s true that there have been accidents in the past and that people have died but the number is very small and the circumstances of these deaths have shown that Kambo should not have been given to them because of pre-existing health conditions. This applies to all medicines, natural or pharmaceutical, there are always contraindications.

Not only is it important for the person giving Kambo to understand these contraindications but it is also important for people taking Kambo to disclose all there health issues to the practitioner. In this way, we can ensure that no more mistakes happen.

Kambo is not for everyone. Also be aware that if you are travelling in South America and seek out a remote tribe to take Kambo with, that they may not have full knowledge of western health conditions so be very careful in these situations.

Kambo is not psychoactive even when taken regularly. There are some old reports of Indians experiencing hallucinations with Kambo but this is probably when it is taken in extremely large quantities e.g. 10 times in a night and used in conjunction with an hallucinogenic snuff. Kambo can produce a very short altered state of reality in some people and many people receive insights and messages about living a healthier life during these few minutes.

The burn marks will heal and fade with time but depending on your skin color and type you may always have small visible scars. Most people see their Kambo scars as a badge of honour. The same points can be reused after 2- 3 months. After the dots of Kambo are removed, the points are dressed with a natural tree sap. This helps them to heal faster and ensures they stay free from infection until they scab naturally.

Click this link to submit your deposit. Then Linda will contact you to share the details about the process, and ask you to share your health information.  This is to ensure that Kambo is safe for you. If you are not a candidate to take Kambo safely, your deposit will be returned.

Once you understand the process, Linda will work to schedule your session(s), and send details about preparation for the circle, such as what to bring and pre-session food and drink requirements. Linda’s intention is to create a safe and comfortable ceremony for you designed to support your personal intentions.


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