We’ve heard the saying “fight fire with fire” and we all know what it means, but here’s the one you’ve not heard before. Kambo, is considered an elemental “fiery” medicine. The frog venom is applied by superficial burns into the skin—often on the upper arm, lower leg, back and chest—through the tip of a heated stick, about the size of a match head. This may seem odd, but with the advancement of technology in science, new research has lead medicine back to nature, with many people returning back to nature for remedies that have been used for thousands of years.
Fighting a disorder/illness with venom or even poisons plants is nothing new. Most of our current medication starts out in nature. Digitalis comes from foxglove plants, penicillin come from moldy bread, asprin comes from the bark of the willow tree, We as humans just think we can always make it better. However the side effect of many of our current synthetic medication is and can be devastating.
Kambo, is a venom that is collected from the secretion of the giant monkey frog , it is a living medicine, and contains a host of peptides that known for its efficiency in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, depression, migraine, anxiety, addictions, and is now linked to arthritis. It is also considered one of the strongest anti-inflammatory or the strongest anti- inflammatory on the planet. So, in addition to being a powerful peptide combination that stimulates the nervous system, eases pain, decreases inflammation, and cleans out the gastrointestinal tract.
To date, Many peptides have been isolated from the Kambo tree frog secretion , most of this venon has been synthesized, but no one has been able to make an exact match as each frog is different. Male and female frogs have a slightly different make-up. As a testament to their medicinal properties, there are over 70 Kambo patents lodged, most of those occurring in the USA. Big pharma is not to be left behind.
What is Kambo used for?
Residing in parts of Peru, Venezuela, and Brazil, and native to the Amazon rainforest, the giant leaf frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor) secretes a poisonous substance called Kambo which is used to treat the following;
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic pain
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a rheumatic condition that means joint inflammation. It is a general term used to describe around 200 different conditions that affect joints, tissues surrounding the joints and other connective tissue, with the most common ones known as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Arthritis causes pain, aching, stiffness, and swelling in and around one or more Medications
Non-inflammatory types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, are often treated with pain-reducing medications, while the inflammatory types of arthritis, such as RA, are treated with anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and a relatively new class of drugs known as biologics.
Although medications will depend on the type of arthritis, the commonly used drugs include:
- Analgesics: to reduce pain
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Tramadol (Ultram)
- Drugs containing oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin) or hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab)- All of these opioids’ are extremely addicting
What does Kambo have to offer for Arthritis?
Kambos’ use in Arthritis is clear. The anti-inflammatory properties and the pain management properties are what drive patients to this treatment
Kambo Treatments have the following compounds:
- Deltorphin and dermorphine: found in the skin of the Amazon frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor and other related species) are opioid peptides with promising pain-relieving effects and minimal toxicity.
- Deltorphin peptides relieve pain by acting like opioids (via delta-opioid receptors).
- Deltorphin also relieved pain for chronic inflammation. It also crosses the blood-brain barrier in order for the peptides to have an effect on the brain and reduce pain.
- Phyllokinin And Phyllomedusin: These two vascular dilators affect the blood and brain barrier. They allow other peptides, which are contained in the secretion, to reach their site of action more quickly.
- Caerulein and Sauvagin: They lower the blood pressure and have a sense-enhancing and performance-enhancing effect.
- Dermorphine and Deltorphin: These strengthen the immune system and destroy pathogenic agents. They have a 4000-fold stronger effect than morphine and 40 times stronger than endogenous b-endorphins.
- Adenoregulin: It helps in diseases like depression, Alzheimer’s disease or stroke.
- The secretion also has antibiotic properties. It stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies and increases the production of platelets and erythrocytes (red blood cells). It is considered to be the strongest natural antibiotic and possesses antiviral properties, as well as analgesic active ingredients such as dermorphin.
Kambo Treatments positive effects on the following mental and physical disorders:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Depressive moods
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- It also relieves pain
The research in Kambo treatment is really starting, research is just at the tip of the iceberg. Many , many more years of research will be needed to explain what the elders and tribal member have known for thousands of year. I find it interesting that science lags behind in research when it comes to plant and animal medicine. Many people that live in alignment with nature have known and used plants and animal medicine for generation, and now many are going back to nature for their illness and disorders.