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Kambo. Power of The Purge

Updated: Jan 3, 2021

The words power and purge probably make for a rather unusual juxtaposition. It is fitting however, for a less than typical medicine.

Kambo is a natural secretion of the poisonous Monkey Leaf Frog native to the Amazon. Known locally as the ‘vaccine of the forest’, it has infamous purgative and immune boosting properties that have been used to stave off illness for centuries.

Research shows that Kambo consists of peptides that have an effect on blood circulation, the gastrointestinal muscles, adrenal cortex and pituitary gland in the brain. Whilst there are no official studies to confirm results as of yet, there is reason to believe that such amino acids could have an effect in conditions such as depression, anxiety, fertility, chronic pain and more.

So how does Kambo work?

The main ways in which Kambo works can be split into medical (physiological), and psycho-spiritual. The medical properties are about the reductionist effects at a cellular level, whereas the psycho-spiritual effects look into its emergent properties on a