Kambo is an ancient amazonian ceremony in which the venom from the giant green tree frog (phyllomedusa bicolour) is applied to burn marks on the skin. The treatment was traditionally used by hunters in the amazon to increase visual aquity, hearing, endurance, stamina and overall health.
After being applied to the burn wound, the venom enters the blood stream and quickly causes an increase in heart rate, sweating, nausea and purging. The unpleasant intense effects last 20 minutes-1 hour. After the treatment wears off, indivduals report amazing lasting health benefits that come on 1-2 days after the treatment.
The venom of the giant green tree frog has been scientifically studied and found to have over 100 identified polypeptide chain molecules in the cocktail. Many of them have opioid activity as well as vessel dialators and adenosine active compounds. Scientists have isolated some compounds from the venom such as dermorphin and deltorphin as well as Phyllokinin and phyllomedusin and are studying them for their antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic applications in medicine.
Below is a video blog from founder Caitlin Thompsons first Kambo ceremony.
Video of 2nd Kambo Ceremony:Violent Reaction
Video of 3rd Kambo Ceremony: Recap of 3 ceremonies