Phyllomedusa Bicolor (Kambo Secretion)
Experience the traditional remedy of the Amazon rainforest with our Phyllomedusa Bicolor (Kambo Secretion) sticks. Kambo has been used for centuries by many tribes in the Amazon for its therapeutic effects. Our Ticuna Kambo sticks are sourced directly from the Ticuna tribe in the deep Peruvian Amazon, ensuring fresh and sustainable harvesting with fair trade practices. Each stick has the excretions of 3 to 5 large frogs, providing at least 60 to 100 dots. The sticks are 14 cm long and 2 cm wide, and two burn sticks are included.
The Ticuna people who live in the Oje Chico Community at the base of the Yavari River, in Loreto, Peru, not far from Brazil, collect our Kambo. They go into the forest to look for Phyllomedusa bicolor right before sunrise, identify their songs, take a few of them and hold them from their feet. They scratch their back without harming the frog, and collect the venom. The frog is treated with the utmost respect, and the community goes to great lengths to protect it. All members of the community are involved in the collection, and the elders usually apply the Kambo, while young apprentices can also do it as part of their training.
Phyllomedusa bicolor is a nocturnal tree frog that lives high in the tree canopies of the Amazon rainforest. Males can grow to be between 9 and 10 centimeters long, while their female counterparts are a little bigger. The frog’s back is dark green and the belly is a yellow-white or cream color. There are two large prominent glands extending from behind the eyes that secrete the venom. Phyllomedusa bicolor can be found throughout the Amazon rainforests of northern Bolivia, western and northern Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Peru, southern and eastern Venezuela, and the Guianas. Different tribes have found different uses for this frog’s secretions, and the Matses tribe traditionally uses the secretions from the glands behind the frog’s eyes to increase stamina, endurance, strength and dexterity for hunting as well as to bring good luck. Other tribes who use the venom include the Matis, Kanamari, Kaxinawa, Katukina, Kulina, Yaminawa, Marubo and other Ticuna tribes. The venom is extracted from the frog and used as a coating on the blow darts that are used to incapacitate their prey while hunting.
Kambo has been found to contain various peptides that have been proven to strengthen the immune system. The peptide-rich venom has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Additionally, it has been used to treat conditions such as depression, chronic pain, and addiction. The peptides in Kambo have been found to stimulate the adrenal cortex and pituitary gland, resulting in increased levels of cortisol and other hormones, which can improve memory, alertness, and concentration. It has also been shown to increase the production of white blood cells and reduce inflammation, helping to boost the immune system.
If you are interested in trying Kambo, it is important to approach it with caution and only under the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The International Association of Kambo Practitioners (IAKP) trains practitioners to work within a strict code of practice, ensuring safe and responsible use of Kambo. For more information on Kambo, check out these resources:
- Kambo – Psychedelic Times
- Five Methods to Reduce Overall Risk When Taking Kambo – Psychedelic Times
- Kambô… The Frog’s Vaccine
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