Kambó is the name of a species of tree frogs from the Amazon jungle and is also the name given to the secretion of this frog that various ethnic groups in Brazil and Peru traditionally use to cleanse themselves, sharpen their senses, strengthen their bodies and to burn what they call panema, which translates as bad luck and is understood as a cloud or density that blocks the body and its functions, clouds the mind, undermines the will power. Panema is related to a lack of energy, lack of motivation, recurrent illness, depression and that circumstances feel stuck, things do not flow.
Their understanding is that by burning the panema the body is restored reaching a state of balance and well-being. Naturally, the body is healed, the immune system is toned, the nervous system is reset, the mind is clarified and the will is strengthened.
The scientific name of this frog is Phyllomedusa Bicolor, its secretion contains more than 200 peptides, of which 19 have been synthesized and patented to date.
Kambó medicine is used to strengthen the immune system, to relax, discharge and tone the nervous system, making it excellent for any nervous system disorder (insomnia, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, low energy) it is used to detoxify the liver, gallbladder and the body in general, it can help in chronic pain processes, addictions, skin problems, migraines, hypertension, post-traumatic stress syndrome and much more.
The traditional way of working with the Katukina indigenous people is to make 3 applications in 3 consecutive days, although an adaptation was made to the non-indigenous and it was established to make the vaccine (so they named this practice of 3 applications) within a lunar cycle, or that is, within 28 days from the first application.