UNITED STATES.- A woman died in Los Angeles after she went to a shaman to treat depression and anxiety.
Teresa Lajo, 34, gave birth to her first child last December, and although everything seemed happy, she was soon diagnosed with postnatal depression.
This condition caused the woman to seek a way to heal, however, she never thought that doing so with natural remedies would cost her life.
Justin Johnson, Teresa’s husband, told Univision that he accepted an invitation from a new friend and decided to go to a purported expo of essential oils and other “holistic” remedies in the mountains of San Bernardino, California.
However, Justin believes that the woman cheated on his wife and takes her to a shamanic camp. Once there, the healer allegedly gave her and a dangerous drink with the aim of taking away “her disease”.
That same day, Teresa had to be taken to the hospital by her friend because, according to local media, she had vomited several times.
Teresa Lazo was poisoned after going in with a magician. Photo: Univision
The woman’s health condition did not improve and they had to take her to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where she was declared brain dead.
Teresa was poisoned
After conducting an autopsy, it was confirmed that Teresa Lajo had been poisoned. The woman’s family believes he gave her kambo, the venom of an Amazonian frog that some attribute to healing properties against depression and anxiety.
The victim’s husband said that the woman had marks on her calves and back of the thigh, which were consistent with the application of cumbo, for which he has asked Shaman to examine.
The victim’s sister said, “The nurse in the emergency room told us that she is the fifth girl who has died from this. Enough, this should not happen anymore. We demand justice so that this does not happen to anyone else.”
The application of venom from the Phyllomedusa bicolor frog, the scientific name of the combo frog or big ape as it is known, became popular a few years ago.
Those same people attributed healing properties to it, however, scientists insist that there is not a single study that validates the purported benefits of this treatment.