The effects of a Kambo cleanse don’t last long, so it’s unlikely they could impact a chronic health condition. It’s true that the bioactive peptides in the toxins cause a pharmacological response, but there’s no research to support whether that translates into lasting benefits. The peptides contained within the secretion of this powerful giant monkey frog provide support to regenerating vital cellular processes and hormone like rebalancing within the body. Kambo is a poisonous substance that can cause severe health complications and even death if a person applies it incorrectly.
Because of the effects of Kambo on the body, ceremonies are practiced with a safety first mindset. The room will be set up to provide a safe setting for attendees, and participants will have a bucket, water and towels to hand. Kambo cleanses are gaining popularity in North America and Europe despite a lack of scientific evidence to back up the health claims surrounding the ritual. From the wound, the kambo enters the lymphatic system and bloodstream, where it’s said to race around the body scanning for problems. This usually results in some immediate side effects, especially vomiting. There is not currently enough research into kambo’s effects on the human body.
What is kambo?
Prep is similar to that for any entheogenic ceremony—eat clean, avoid meat and processed fried food, and spend some time thinking about your intentions. On the day of the ceremony, your stomach should be empty, so the practitioner will likely ask you to fast for at least 8 hours beforehand. If you have never worked with Kambo before, the 3- day Warrior Cleanse / Kambo Initiation is highly recommended and required. This holistic cleanse can give you more clarity, focus, and energy. By clearing all of your energy channels and cells, Kambo connects you to your higher self and intuition, while also energizing and empowering to make the changes necessary for transformation in your life.
We’ve seen guests sweat, purge, shake, clench hands/face/feet, and some have had visionary experiences. Kambo, also known as vacina-do-sapo, or sapo (from Portuguese “sapo”, lit. meaning “toad”), is the dried skin secretions of the kambô, a species of frog, used as a transdermal medicine, however evidence for its effectiveness is limited.
What’s the process like?
We can then advise on what treatments would be advisable and if we can or can not perform Kambo treatments on you. Read more about Matses here. It can be an uncomfortable process releasing all those toxins from within, but it is quick, and the benefits of a couple of sessions can last up to 6 months or possibly even longer.