In the heart of the Amazon, there lives a tribe of indigenous people called the
Kaxinawá. Legend has it that many tribesmen had fallen ill and the medicine man, Kampu, tried all known remedies to heal his people without success. In his desperation, he turned to a sacred plant medicine for help. It was during an Ayahuasca ceremony that Kampu received vital knowledge from the Grandmother. Kampu was told to seek out a particular frog, amongst hundreds of species of frogs in the Amazon basin. He was shown how to access a milky secretion from the frog’s glands and shown the method to apply it to the human body for use as a potent remedy. After the ceremony, Kampu returned to the village where he used his newfound knowledge to finally cure the members of his tribe. After Kampu died, the tribe believes he lives on through the frog. The name Kambo originates from Kampu.
Still today, several Amazonian tribes utilize Kambo and remain healthy and vital, resolving the health issues that are prevalent in their communities. The powerful healing available in the Kambo secretion allows us to interact with some of the most sacred medicine on our planet today. In this, we are working directly with the intelligence of nature, a force that has always tended humanity and all of life so perfectly.