The Science of Kambo
What is in the kambo secretion?
Peptides are compounds formed by linking one or more amino acids in a chain, connected by special bonds. All living creatures on Earth have peptides in their body, and in a way, they are the building blocks of life. Kambo contains many bioactive peptides so when it enters the body, the cell receptors open and allow it to enter the cells, as a natural substance that the body recognizes.These peptides studied by Erspamer have become essential to characterize the functional role of opioid receptors. Several peptides have since been isolated from the secretion and several have been synthesized. There have been over 70 Kambo patents lodged of these peptides, mainly in the US – mainly by pharmaceutical companies. The popularity and use of Kambo as a natural support to healing is spreading worldwide. As the scientific research into the secretion of the Phyllomedusa Bicolor grows, skilled practitioners are also developing new ways to work with this powerful substance from the Amazonian Rain Forest, which allows it to be accessible to almost everyone in a safe and manageable way. Not only do we now have a number of different traditional ways to take Kambo but we can also work with the Meridians and Chakras. Auricular Kambo (Ear acupuncture points). Added to this, there are also new techniques to allow people to take Kambo in a way that is gentler on their system but still allows them to enjoy the maximum benefits.
Phyllomedusin - A neuropeptide which strongly affects intestines, salivary glands and bowels helping to flush deep toxins.
Phyllokinin - Produces a long-lasting reduction in blood pressure. It helps widen the blood vessels, increasing permeability of the blood-brain barrier. (Increases the rate and flow of a layer of specialized cells around the brain that protects it)
Phyllocaerulein ~ A natural pain killer that reduces blood pressure, modifies fulfilment, helps with sedation and thermoregulation (regulation of body temperature). Stimulates the pituitary gland and the adrenal cortex conducive of heightened sensory perception and increased stamina.
Phyllolitorin ~ A neuropeptide that stimulates gastric acid secretion and smooth muscle contraction.
Dermorphin - A neuropeptide that produces a powerful opiate-like effects on certain Opioid receptors. It has been know to be up to 40 x more potent than morphine.
Tryptophyllins - A neuropeptide that has anti-microbial properties which have been found to inhibit the growth of yeast Candida Albicans, Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli.
Deltorphin - A heptapeptide that binds to the opioid receptors. Currently being researched for its ability to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumor cells.
Dermaseptin & Adenoregulin (B2) - Anti-microbial peptides that exhibit lethal effects against a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi, yeasts and protozoa. There is growing research on the effectiveness of these peptides killing certain cancer cells. The effects that these peptides are having on the human brain are opening treatments for depression, stroke, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.