“The gelatinous secretions produced by the skin glands of many species of the Anuras family (‘without a tail’ in Greek) contain a large number of often highly concentrated, biologically active compounds. [Read more…]
This Amazonian tree frog’s poison has become part of the latest supercleanse trend
“Deep in the Peruvian Amazon lives a giant tree frog that is in high demand for its natural toxins, which people are using to poison themselves in a ceremony that has become the latest supercleanse trend.
“For hundreds of years, these frogs have been used by Amazonian tribes for their supposedly powerful healing properties. The person first burns a small area of skin and then applies the frog toxins, called kambo or sapo, to the burned spot so they’re quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.” READ MORE
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West Coast wellness elites think kambo, an Amazonian frog poison drug, is helping them purge “toxins” from their lives.
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Hapé is a plant medicine – a mixture of finely ground powder from medicinal plants, trees, leaves from the Amazon forest. Although it contains tobacco you don’t smoke Hapé. Rather, you take rapé through the nose.
Snuff dates back to the Incas. It is still often used in spiritual practice by shamans in Brazil and Peru.
The expectorant properties of Hapé forces a release of mucus and toxins. This strengthens your immune system and helps with any congestion issues.