THE KAMBO: POISON OR MEDICINE?
The Kambo has been stigmatized a lot, referring to it as the poison of a frog or a highly harmful toxic substance for the organism. But what is truly certain is that this little frog It has been used as an ancestral medicine for more than two thousand years by the native peoples of the Amazon, since it has healing and transforming properties for the body and mind.
It is also called “The vaccine or medicine of the frog”, since according to tradition, its subcutaneous secretions of the skin are capable of curing diseases, giving strength, purifying and regenerating processes of the body and spirit, among other purposes.
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But... Is it a poison or a medicine?
These secretions located in the mucous membranes of the frog’s skin they have a high concentration of various bioactive peptides, causing a series of physiological effects such as vasodilation and tachycardia, among other effects, which for many is considered harmful. But, although it is a medicine with hunting effects on the body, its use dates back thousands of years by indigenous and shamanic Amazonian communities, for various therapeutic and healing purposes.
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Medicinal Kambo has even been described as responsible for inhibiting the development of many diseases, since the absorption of these excreted substances have powerful analgesic, antibiotic and stimulating effects on both the immune system and the central nervous system and circulatory system. This is why shamanic and indigenous Amazonian communities use it to treat various diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular problems, mental disorders and addictions, among others.
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In addition to preventing bodily illnesses, Kambo is also spiritual medicine since it is capable of giving the participant a feeling of greater strength, activation of their sensory perception and greater mental clarity. so its use is effective to sharpen the senses in hunting rituals in shamanic communities. As if that were not enough, Kambó is an ancestral regeneration medicine, also known as spiritual “clean”, since it empties the participant of all rational content that blocks their mind and clears their paths for a new beginning of life.
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Of course, it is important to mention that its use should not be for recreational purposes since it is an ancient wisdom lovingly shared with humanity by our Master Guides and its inappropriate and incorrect use can have serious consequences for our health. Let us also remember that the Kambo is considered a spiritual entity responsible for the healing process. And according to tradition, any damage or mistreatment to the animal can anger its spirit, thus denying its healing abilities to those who disrespect it.
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