Kambo contains peptide molecules that interact and bind with the delta and Mu opioid receptors. These peptide families are called deltorphins and dermorphins. Although potent pain-killing properties and other similar opiate effects have been observed from these peptides they do not appear to induce the same dependency or withdrawals typical to most opioid drugs. Given that they are present in small amounts of Kambo, there is currently no evidence that they induce addictive behaviors or are used recreationally as seen other opiate drugs.
What chemicals are in Kambo?
Kambo contains a variety of naturally-occurring molecules such as peptides, proteins, alkaloids and hormones. The Kambo secretion predominantly consists of peptides, containing 8 identified peptide families with as atleast 24 different peptide analogues. Many of the peptides have been studied scientifically and show tremendous promise as drugs for treating infections, pain, hypertension, cancer, leukemia, HIV, autoimmune conditions and a variety of other diseases.
Is kambo a hallucinogenic?
Kambo is not a hallucinogenic substance and does NOT make you trip. It is not considered psychedelic but is often confused with the psychedelic toad medicine, Bufo which contains 5-meo-DMT. Studies conducted show that Kambo does not alter states of consciousness as you would expect for a psychoactive substance.