Reset interviewed master kambô practitioner Karen Darke to gain an in-depth perspective on the medicine.
Darke has spent several years living in the Brazilian Amazon and traveling the world with kambô. She has trained in both the tribal and caboclo traditions in Brazil and has also taken additional lessons with leading experts in the West. She draws upon this wealth of experience in her work using indigenous methods, meridians, chakras and auricular forms of kambô therapy where appropriate.
Kambô, The Spirit of the Shaman
by Marcelo Bolshaw Gomes, Professor of Sociology of Comunication UFRN (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal)
“Kambô circulates in the heart. Our shaman said that when we take Kambô 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 it takes the Kambô; it comes a ‘green light’, which opens its ways, making things easier”
Antimicrobial peptides from Phyllomedusa frogs: from biomolecular diversity to potential nanotechnologic medical applications
Leonardo de Azevedo Calderon • Alexandre de Almeida E. Silva • Pietro Ciancaglini • Rodrigo Guerino Sta´beli
Abstract Screening for new bioactive peptides in South American anurans has been pioneered in frogs of the genus Phyllomedusa. All frogs of this genus have venomous skin secretions, i.e., a complex mixture of bioactive peptides against potential predators and pathogens that presumably evolved in a scenario of predator–prey interaction and defense against microbial invasion…