The excretions from the Phyllomedusa bicolour frog are used traditionally for the clearing of Panema, or bad luck, in a healing ritual. This medicine is used by many Western Amazonic tribes such as the Matses, Matis, Kanamari, Kaxinawa, Katukina, Kulina, Yaminawa, Marubo, and Ticuna tribes for purposes mostly around improved hunting, dexterity and strength. The process involves a process that reportedly removes toxins from the individuals body through a powerful purge. The dried secretion is said to contains up to 7% active peptides including phyllocaerulein, phyllomedusin, phyllokinin, dermorphins (selective mu opioid receptor agonists) and deltorphins (selective delta opioid receptor agonists). These potent opioid peptides contribute to the effects of Kambo which may include purging, vomiting, sweating and vasodilation of blood cells in the body.
Each stick is coated with dried excretions on one side, collected from approximately 3 different frogs at night time after the rains by scraping the poison from the frog's epidermis. A stick will have approximately 50-100 dots.
Ethically harvested from Tikuna tribe in Peru, without harm to the frogs (this is considered bad luck).
This product is sold as a raw botanical product for research purposes only. Do not use without research & experience. Shelf life of approximately 1 year.
~ Documented/reported actions: general tonic, antimicrobial (antibacterial & antiviral), immuno-modulator & immuno-stimulator, lymphatic, diaphoretic, purgative, detoxifier, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hypotensive, discutient
~ Caution: can cause vomiting, sweating, tachycardia, dehydration, disorientation, diarrhoea, avoid in allergy, high blood pressure/heart conditions, pregnancy, lactation, children, fragility. Not to be used internally!
~ Store in cool, dark place
Latin name: Phyllomedusa bicolor
Common name: Kambo, Sapo, Giant Monkey Frog, Giant Leaf Frog, Frog Poison/Venom
Part Used: Excretions
Size: 1 stick
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