Here we see a fine specimen, a Phyllomedusa Bicolor, also known as blue-and-yellow frog, bicoloured tree-frog, giant monkey frog, giant leaf frog, waxy-monkey tree frog or Kambo!
When Kambo feels threatened it will sweat poison from its body, legs and head. It is this magical frog sweat that is used by the tribes of the Amazon to treat people for panema, or that which is blocking them. Blocking them from what, we anything, bad luck, depression, ill-health and all kids of spiritual crises. By collecting the Kambo poison and applying it to wooden palettes, drying it, the amazing medicine can be stored for later. The thin dried glaze can later be reconstituted with either water or saliva and utilized far from the jungle.
It is worth noting that Kambo quite cleverly does not produce poison in captivity which means most people don’t bother trying to keep it. When scientists analyzed the chemical makeup of the Kambo’s venom, they found that it contained new peptides with exciting beneficial effects on the human body.
The top eight are: Adenoregulin: acts on the adenosine receptors. Dermaseptin: a potent antimicrobial for both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and antiviral for herpes simplex virus.Sapo venom has been analyzed by scientists and is shown to contain many peptides that are beneficial to the body. Dermorphin: a potent mu-opioid receptor agonist. Deltorphin: a very potent delta-opioid receptor agonist. (Dermorphin and Deltorphin are 4000 times stronger than morphine and 40 times stronger than endogenic b-endorphines. Phyllomedusin: a tachykinin which affects the salivary glands, tear ducts, intestines, and bowels; it contracts the smooth muscles, and contributes to violent purging. Phyllokinin (and phyllomedusin): potent blood vessel dilators that also increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier. Phyllocaerulein: which stimulates the adrenal cortex and the pituitary gland, causes a fall in blood pressure, causes tachycardia, and has a potent action on the gastrointestinal smooth muscle, and stimulates gastric, biliary and pancreatic secretions. Savaging: which stimulates the adrenal cortex, causes a long lasting fall in blood pressure, and causes intense tachycardia. The Kambo poison is truly a gift from nature and many people have been helped by this amazing natural medicine.
As long as the medicine is given by an experienced practitioner it is very safe. There are some contraindications to taking Kambo such as a bad heart or pregnancy, but most people can safely take the medicine.
Rare video of Kambo sweating poison. © 2016, simon Scott