Icaros

Native American Church Ceremonial Artwork & Medicinal Traditions

86 notes

Kambo frog medicine. An Amazonian healing tradition that uses the ‘poison’ from the Kambo frog. Although the ‘poison’ is used by the frog as a defence, it can have healing effects if worked with in the right way. The frog secretes this ‘poison’ from its back and is then collected by the shaman. The ‘patient’ or the person participating in the ceremony is lightly burned with a hot stick either on the arm (men) or the leg (women) to provide an entrance into the body via the lymphatic system. The burns appear as small dots and the medicine is applied to these areas.

This tradition is used by tribal people in the Amazon to get rid of ‘panema’ or bad luck, to gain strength when hunting and as a medicine to protect against disease. It is not only for people that are sick, but can be used by anyone as it cleanses the body on a cellular level and clears the mind. This tradition is widely recognised and respected by South Americans and it has also recently caught the interest of westerners and big pharmaceutical companies who have seen its success.

Filed under amazonian ceremony cleanse frog healing kambo medicine medicine medicine man poison sickness cellular mind tradition south americans south america tribal panema

  1. serpentriver reblogged this from icaros-art
  2. liveswithcrows reblogged this from icaros-art
  3. archaicecstasy reblogged this from icaros-art
  4. be-aware-mujer reblogged this from icaros-art
  5. drowsybutch reblogged this from icaros-art
  6. innerselfmaifays reblogged this from icaros-art
  7. shiawasepunch reblogged this from icaros-art
  8. zygo-matix reblogged this from buddhabrot
  9. randomlens reblogged this from buddhabrot
  10. ramblin-minds reblogged this from brandnew-er
  11. brandnew-er reblogged this from followthesignals
  12. blackberrysmith reblogged this from buddhabrot
  13. helephant reblogged this from pippiupiu
  14. love4mamaearth reblogged this from buddhabrot
  15. app1ejuice reblogged this from icaros-art
  16. melanieeeeeeeec reblogged this from fleshtemple
  17. themanofearth reblogged this from fleshtemple
  18. fleshtemple reblogged this from buddhabrot