Medicinal use of secretions (“the frog vaccine”) from the kambô frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor) by non-indigenous peoples in Rondônia, Brazil

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Paulo Sérgio Bernarde; Rosimeyri Aparecida Santos;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Journal: Biotemas (issn: 0103-1643)
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  • Subject: ethnozoology | ethnopharmacology | Phyllomedusa bicolor | traditional medicine | zootherapy | Science | Q | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5

Amphibians have pharmaceutically active skin secretions that protect against infections and predation. Some indigenous people in southwestern Amazonia use these secretions from P. bicolor for medicinal purposes. While the use of these secretions by indigenous people is ... View more
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