The use of Kambo differs amongst tribes but the main indigenous uses revolve around lifting Panema – when nothing goes right and nothing is good. Panema can be thought of as bad luck, depression, laziness, sadness, irritation, or negative/dark energetic influences, which attract difficulties and disease. They believe it helps their speed and energy during hunting. There are also many other ways they use it, as a vaccine to ward off illness, including: snake bites, fevers, infections, fertility problems, boost the immune system, increase energy, stamina, reduce pain, to cleanse, detox and strengthen the body, mind, and spirit.

Kambo has been the subject of almost three decades of medical research. This resin has been found to contain numerous bio-active peptides, which aid in deep healing and cleansing for many various ailments and conditions. Researchers believe these peptides cover a wide range of potential uses for Chronic Illness, Fatigue, Pain, Cancer, HIV, Hepatitis, Diabetes, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, Depression, Anxiety, Vascular Problems, Arthritis, Addictions to pharmaceuticals/street drugs, Migraines, Fertility Issues and many others. Recent studies have shown that Kambo contains multiple antimicrobial peptides effective against drug resistant strains of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasites and virus, providing opportunities for the development of new and more efficient nanotechnological-based therapies for treating infectious diseases.

Kambo is one of the strongest natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antimicrobial and anesthetic substances found in the world and one of the strongest, natural ways to strengthen the immune system. It also detoxes the liver and the intestines so it’s a powerful cleanser. Immediate and short term effects include enhanced mood, alertness, clarity, focus, energy and increased resistance to stress, tiredness, hunger and thirst. Kambo empowers the immune system, rousing the body’s defense systems to their natural functions so that existing health problems are improved or resolved and future ones are less likely to occur.

Although western research continues to examine Kambo for potential medical uses, native peoples have known for centuries that substance offers many gifts to those that use it. This cleansing process works on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level clearing our energy field. The frog connects us with our true selves. Showing us our negative habits, what we should avoid and what we could do in order to improve ourselves so we can break through these blockages and release these patterns so we can live in a more harmonious and authentic way. Kambô helps us to effortlessly unfold theses changes that we need to make, enabling us to live and think in our natural alignment. It establishes a spiritual management check in our lives, a ‘chakra realignment’, a psychological reorganization, from which the person changes their attitude, future health, and life.

Kambo is administered by heating up a small stick that is then used to apply several burn points to the superficial layer of the skin. These are called gates, where the Kambo dots are applied onto these surface openings. There is no blood. It is just enough to allow the Kambo to get directly absorbed into the lymphatic system. The points can be small or slightly larger depending on the session. We will discuss the number and position of the points depending on your individual needs, there is no set number. The same points are reused if you have a series of them in the same session. All first time users will be tested for sensitivity before points are applied.

For a few days prior you will want to eat as clean as possible. Try to stay away from fried and over processed foods. Limit salt, sugar, and oil. No alcohol or recreational drugs. Drink lots of water with electrolytes and minerals to help your body to prepare. Good to write your intentions down.

Please do not water or dry fast 5 days before/after Kambo or do any colonics/enemas 3 days before/after. No saunas, sweat lodges, or hot yoga 2 days before/after. Do not drink large amounts of fluid/water the morning of your session.


You do not want to eat at least 6-10 hours before. You can drink water, good to stay hydrated. You will need to bring a gallon of room temperature water. You will will drink 2 liters 15 minutes RIGHT BEFORE the Kambo is applied. Please do not drink the 2 liters before you arrive. I offer the caicuma drink as an option if you prefer.

Please wait to take all pharmaceuticals/supplements till after session. Focusing on your intention, deep breathing and meditation are great tools to prepare and use during your session. Staying in a surrendered heart centered state, opening up to the Spirit of Kambo with love and trust, releasing your ego, fears, and any unwanted energies will help you to relax into your process.


• One gallon of room temperature water.

• Your intentions.

• A Notebook and pen (if you think you may want to journal after.)

• A yoga mat or a cushion, something comfortable to lie on.
• A blanket and pillow.

• Comfortable layered clothing for hot or cold temperatures.

• If you wear contacts something to store them in.

• If you have asthma, bring your inhaler.

• If you are diabetic bring insulin, testing strips, and extra food if you may need it.


Once Kambo is in the system it begins to scan the body for any issues and will work to cleanse and purify those areas. Its effects are intense and fast. You will get a hot flush of the body along with an increased heart rate you may experience burning, tingling, throbbing sensations, numbness dizziness, spaciness, occasionally shaking, swelling, everybody's bodies are different and will react in different ways. At which time you will purge out all of the unwanted toxins and energy physically and emotionally.
You will be completely guided and assisted in a safe, gentle, supportive, confidential, protected space with the utmost care during the entire process. Session are between 2-3 hrs, but the strong effects are usually over anywhere between 20-45 minutes.

I am a Master Holy Fire Reiki practitioner so will be implementing Reiki during the sacred ceremony, I also offer Sananga and Rapé to help deepen your process (see Offerings Section for descriptions). Kambo is not psychoactive so there is no visions.
Once the Kambo dots are removed, a natural tree sap is applied to the points to help them heal faster. The burn marks will fade with time, but depending on your skin and how you heal you may always have small visible scars. Most people see their Kambo scars as a badge of honor. The same points can be reused after 3 months. Each Kambo session experience is different even with repeated use.


You may feel energized or you may want to just rest. Please allow your self enough time and space after, you are doing deep work and want to honor your process. After a good nights sleep you will usually start to feel the real benefits that will continue in the following days and weeks ahead.

For at least a few days after eat as clean as possible, limit salt, sugar, and, oil. Do not consume fried, over processed foods, alcohol, and recreational drugs. If you can try to avoid negativity, drama, heavy places and people. You want to remove unwanted and toxic energy, so you can rest, heal and receive the gifts of Kambo. Surround yourself around high vibrational energy, yoga, deep breathing, meditation, journaling, and being outside in nature would all be helpful. Most important be gentle and take care of yourself.

Many people say they feel peaceful and an inner stillness after session. They report feeling like their bodies have had a reset and been renewed, that they have an overall sense of calmness, strength, and clarity that grounds them, they feel lighter and everything becomes easier to manage.



Kambo is completely safe when responsibly and properly administered by a trained practitioner. However there are a few people who can not receive it:

Have serious heart problems or who have had heart surgery. This includes a Pacemaker but excludes Stents

• Have had a stroke or a brain hemorrhage

• Have an aneurism or blood clot

• Are recovering from a major surgical procedure with internal stitches

• Are on medication for low blood pressure

• Lack the mental capacity to make the decision to take Kambo

• Have serious mental health problems, excluding depression, PTSD and anxiety

• Are undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or have done so within the last 4 weeks

• Take immune-suppressants after organ transplant

• Have Addison’s Disease

• Have current and severe epilepsy

• Are recovering from a major surgical procedure

• Are under 18 years old

• Have certain types of EDS

• Are pregnant or maybe so or are breast-feeding a child under 6 months old.