KAMBO STICKS | PHYLLOMEDUSA BICOLOR FROG | SAPO TOAD | VACINA DO SAPO

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Our Kambo sticks come from our trusted source who is in close contact with the Matzes people, who harvest the venom from the frogs. The venom is collected on a small bamboo stick and dried. The stick is wrapped in a sheet made of cornleaf to protect its contents. When you unwrap a Kambo stick, its surface contains the dried secretions of the Phyllomedusa bicolor. As the sticks are all handmade by different tribesmen, each Kambo stick is unique.

Each Kambo stick comes with a wooden stick to burn the holes in the skin, a sample bottle of Dragon's Blood resin, and a piece of Palo Santo incense wood.

"Kambo", "Kampo" or "Sapo" is a traditional medicine used by Amazonian tribes indigenous to the western Amazon region. The Matses tribe traditionally uses this medicine to obtain strenght, aim and dexterity for the hunting. The utilization of this frog venom is shared by numerous other Amazonian tribes, including the Matis, Kanamari, Kaxinawa, Katukina, Kulina, Yaminawa, Marubo, and Ticuna tribes.

The frog poison (Sapo) is coated upon the blow darts that are to be used for hunting in the forest. When the dart is blown into the body of the animal being hunted it is incapacitated through pysical discomfort and goes through a detox process similar to the process experienced by the shaman to cleanse themselves of bad luck and toxins. The animal is captured and returned to the village healthy and alive ready to be sacrificed to feed the tribe.

Because of its beneficial properties on the healing of wounds and preventing scar tissue, Sangre de Drago is an essential tool for a Kambo practitioner. Applied to the burns upon conclusion of the ceremony, Sangre de Drago protects the healing burn by covering it with an antibacterial layer. When dried up it completely closes the wound. Taspine is the active alkaloid responsible for the wound healing and antibacterial effect.

Phyllomedusa bicolor, also known as the Giant Leaf Frog or the Giant Monkey Frog, is a large green noctural frog that lives in the trees of the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon. Males 91-103 mm, females 111-119 mm. The dorsum is dark green and the belly varies from white to yellow-white or cream. There are sparse white spots with dark frames on the lower lips, chest and front legs, and these are more dense on the flanks and hind legs. Fingers are transparent brown with large green adhesive discs. A prominent gland extends from behind the eye over the tympanum. The iris is dark gray. The species is arboreal and nocturnal. Males usually call from high trees, and descend with the female to construct nests 1-3 meters above ponds. Reproduction occurs throughout the year in ponds near to, or far from, streams, with a peak from November to May (rainy season). The females deposit about 600 unpigmented eggs in a gelatinous mass in leaf nests hanging over ponds. The leaves are joined or folded with the aid of the male. After 8-10 days, the tadpoles hatch and fall into the water, where they complete development until metamorphosis. Like other amphibians from around the world, the giant monkey frog is threatened by climate change and habitat loss.

Nu-Nu a traditional hunting powder and powerful snuff is used alongside and during Kambo ceremonies in the Amazon by many tribes including the Matses. It contains a sacred mix of powerful jungle herbs. Also used today by modern Neo Shamans it is now becoming popular throughout the world. Guayusa (Ilex Guayusa) is made into a stimulating tea and drank by the Matses during Nu-Nu and Kambo ceremonies to keep energised and awake during long nights in ceremonial practise. Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) a powerful incense wood, has been and is now increasingly wideliy used in Kambo treatments, to help expel negative energies and toxins from the body by waving the smoke directly under the face of the patient while under the influence of the Kambo venom.

Because of its beneficial properties on the healing of wounds and preventing scar tissue, Sangre de Drago is an essential tool for a Kambo practitioner. Applied to the burns upon conclusion of the ceremony, Sangre de Drago protects the healing burn by covering it with an antibacterial layer. When dried up it completely closes the wound. Taspine is the active alkaloid responsible for the wound healing and antibacterial effect.

Other names: Phyllomedusa, Sapo Toad, Vacina do Sapo (toad vaccine), Leite do Sapo (toad milk), Kambô, or Kampú, Secretions of the Phyllomedusa bicolor tree-frog.

** Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of herbs have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs. **

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