An Italian scientist, Vittorio Erspamer of the University of Rome was the first person to analyze Kambo in a laboratory. He wrote that “it contains a fantastic chemical cocktail with potential medical applications, unequaled by any other amphibian”…The chemicals he referred to are peptides.
Erspamer was twice nominated for a Nobel Prize and was also the person who first discovered Serotonin. Several peptides have since been isolated from the secretion and several have been synthesized. Currently there are over 70 Kambo patents lodged, mainly in the USA.
The bio-active peptides and neuro-peptides present in Kambo cover a wide range of potential uses.
Other interesting properties include Kambo’s anti-inflammatory effects and it’s capacity to destroy various types of microbes and viruses. Recent studies have shown that Kambo contains multiple antimicrobial peptides effective against drug-resistant strains of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasites and virus. This is exciting news for the development of new and more efficient therapies able to treat antibiotic-resistant strains of infectious diseases.
Kambo has been recognized as one of the strongest, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antimicrobial and anesthetic substances on the planet. It is being studied for its effects on various types of cancer and for use in anti-biotic resistant strains of bacteria.