"Kambo circulates in the heart. When we take Kambo it makes the heart move accurately, so that things flow, bringing good things to the person. It is as if there was a cloud on the person, preventing the good things to come, then, when one takes the Kambo; it comes as a ‘green light’, which opens its ways, making things easier"
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 to continued his mission to protect the health of those who defend the forest. The name Kambo originates from Kampu.