Medicine Frog Kambo’s founder, Caitlin Thompson is pioneering the field of scientific research on Kambo. Here is a list of Medicine Frog Kambo’s past and current Kambo research projects. Click the title of the paper to link to open access full text literature.

1.Use of Phyllomedusa bicolour poison during kambô ritual: Observational responses, dosage and risk of adverse events.” Retrospective data analysis published January 2022 in Toxicology Communications

2. “The physiological effects of Kambo: A comprehensive review of the peptides found in Phyllomedusa bicolor skin secretion” Literature review published March 2022 in Sage’s Toxicology Research and Application

3. “Psychoemotional outcomes of the Kambo ritual in humans” Observational study (funding secured July 2021, on schedule to start in 2022) If you are a part of a academic institution or research organization interested in collaboration, please contact