The Kambo medicine is the secretion of the giant leaf or monkey frog, a bright green tree frog native to the Amazon basin. It can be found in the rainforest regions of Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and parts of Venezuela, Bolivia, and Guianas.
Kambo s therapeutic applications, both medical and psycho-spiritual, Kambo frog healing ceremonies and Kambo cleanses are widely sought out to revitalize body and mind.
It’s supposedly named for the legendary pajé (or medicine man) Kampu. This shaman is said to have learned about the medicine from a forest spirit, having exhausted all other means to heal his tribe.
According to the Kaxinawá, the spirit of Kampu lives on in the giant monkey frog, continuing to heal any who seek it.
Whatever the mythical origin, Kambo has long been used by indigenous groups, including the Maya, whose art depicted tree frogs next to mushrooms.
The medicinal secretion of this frog is traditionally used for:
- eliminates toxins
- increasing strength and stamina
- dispersing negative energy
- deep cleansing at the energetic, mental, spiritual and physical level.
- said to cure many diseases
- works mainly as a spiritual guide bringing self-confidence to open our heart
It is applied through the skin through small burns. The effects of the ceremony can be nausea, heat, fast heartbeat, swelling, and dizziness.
Each Kambo ceremony session last between 10 and 35 minutes depending on the individual.
It is highly recommended to do Kambo frog medicine the day previous of an Ayahuasca ceremony.
To obtain the secretion, the frog is not killed, it is only stressed to release the secretion.