Kampu or Kambo  

Kampu, Kambo, Frog Vaccine or best known by Amazon tribes that use it as "Vaccine of the Forest". All these are names that are given to the secretion of an arboriferous frog that lives in the northwestern part of the Amazon jungle (Peru, Colombia, and Brazil). Its scientific name is "Phyllomedusa bicolor" or known by many as well as "the Giant Monkey Frog".

Whats Kampu or Kambo Utilized for by Indigenous People?

Based on indigenous beliefs within the healing field as a natural and spiritual alternative medicine, it is used to free people of Panema (name given to the negative energies that people possess) as well as for the magic of hunting; and as a powerful medicine against malaria, snake bites, yellow fever and other epidemic diseases.


AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS has the privilege to carry out the conduction and supervision of Kambo and Ayahuasca ceremonies during expeditions deep in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru, and during Weekend Retreats in the City of Lima, conducted by experienced Shamans and Facilitators of different  parts of the Amazon region.

Kambo, is powerful medicine and shouldn’t be administered except under the care of an experienced Shaman or Facilitator. An experienced healer can help guide you to gain the maximum benefits from a kambo application, helping you to set an intention before the ceremony, ensure proper set and setting during the ceremony, and integrate the experience afterward.

Benefits of Kampu or Kambo

Research conducted since the 1980s has shown the chemical makeup of kambo to contain short chains of amino acids, known as peptides, that affect gastrointestinal muscles and blood circulation as well as stimulate the adrenal cortex and pituitary gland in the brain. While there are no clinical studies that definitely back up kambo’s efficacy, the properties of kambo peptides make it a promising treatment for the following conditions:

  • Depression

  • Migraines

  • Blood circulation problems

  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

  • Vascular insufficiency

  • Organ diseases

  • Cancer

  • Fertility problems

  • Deeply rooted toxins

  • Chronic pain

  • Boost and Reinforce the inmune 

  • Addiction to opiate or prescription painkillers (Kampu reduces physical pain, thus helping people kick their addictions to other painkillers)

  • Fever and infections

  • Negative energies (traditionally known as “panema”)

How Kampu or Kambo is Administered?

In the Amazon, kampu is traditionally collected early in the morning, when the Phyllomedusa bicolor—the giant monkey frog from which the venom is derived—are singing and can easily be found. Without harming them, a shaman scrapes venom from the frog’s skin with a stick. The venom is then administered to a person via small holes that are burned into the top few layers of their skin, usually on the arm. Because of its purging and cleansing properties, kampu is often used as a precursor to an ayahuasca ceremony, which is also used by many of the same tribes.

Undertaking a kampu ceremony can be an intense experience. In addition to burning holes in the top layers of the skin, it can cause a strong reaction in your nervous system, including side effects such as muscle cramps, swelling, vomiting, and a strong emotional reaction which is intense at the moment but leaves you feeling relaxed after about an hour. While the experience is not for everyone, Kampu’s cleansing effects begin within minutes of administration, and it leaves most people feeling less pain in the days and weeks after treatment.

Proper Conditions for Use

It’s always advised to take kambo with an experienced practitioner to support a positive experience. By treating this sacred frog secretion with respect, many people experience a powerful cleansing of negative energies, decrease their physical pain, and treat a wide variety of physical and psychospiritual ailments.

The information stated on this page and many others on the benefits of alternative natural ancestral medicines have not been and will never be evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, simply because they will never be favored. Therefore, this method of assisted personal self-healing will also not be officially considered to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


The content and offerings on this website are provided for informational purposes only and for an open-minded recipient, but not as a medical advice from a official recognized doctor who only prescribe conventional medicine. It is always recommended to consult your regular doctor before beginning any alternative natural medicine program.


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