Is Kambo Legal?
Yes, it is legal in the U.S. and most other countries. And as long as we continue to practice responsible facilitation of Kambo, it will remain legal.
Does Kambo enter the bloodstream?
Kambo does not enter the bloodstream nor is any blood involved. kambo enters through the lymphatic system.
Are Kambo scars permanent?
The Kambo points slowly fades over time. Depending on location and how your skin reacts it may permanently scar. A tree sap called Sangre de Drago or Dragons Blood is applied to any skin openings after your session which is a natural antibacterial which promotes healing.
Is Kambo Toxic?
Kambo is not toxic to the human system. Kambo is not a poison. You may see the term “poison” online. This term has possibly been used in the past due to the purging effect Kambo can cause but it is not a poison, it is in fact a secretion packed full of potent bioactive peptides that have great positive effects on the human system.
Is the Frog Harmed During Harvesting?
The frog is not harmed during the harvesting of Kambo. It is considered bad luck to do so. The frogs are treated with the upmost respect and kindness. First frogs are sung down from the trees. They pick up to frog by letting it walk onto a stick. With no skin to skin contact they tie the frog with string or vine to hold it while they gently scape the secretion off their backs. After the sourcing the frogs usually hang around with no rush to leave. The string/vine leaves a little mark on the frog, this means the tribe can tell if Kambo has been collected or not. A frog will not be re-harvested until the vine mark has disappeared. It is important that the kambo sticks come from reputable sources in good condition. Ask your practitioner if the Kambo is ethically sourced.
Will I be able to go back to work after my session?
Every Kambo session is different. Sometimes clients leave fully energized and wanting to go running, and other times they feel emotionally drained and exhausted. I recommend that you give yourself the time to integrate our session and rest the day of. The following day clients typically are feeling brand new.
Will I throw up?
There are many forms of releasing during a kambo ceremony. Laughing, crying, shaking, sweating, throwing up, and using the restroom. You may or may not throw up. Each session might look differently in how you expel the energy.
Can I take kambo if I’m menstruating/due my period?
Yes you can. If you are due your period around the time of your ceremony, kambo may cause it to start early. If you currently have your period at the time of your ceremony, your flow may increase for 24-36 hours. If you usually suffer from cramping, you may experience a bit of cramping and/or feel energy moving in the womb during the process. This is due to kambo containing powerful vasodilators.
Is Kambo psychoactive?
Kambo is non-psychoactive, and will not get you high.
Is Kambo Safe?
Despite the extreme physical reaction, Kambo is actually a very safe procedure if done properly under supervision by an qualified practitioner. There are some people who should not receive kambo including those with certain heart conditions, who are pregnant or breastfeeding, received chemotherapy in the last 6 weeks, have had an aneurysm or stroke, are on immunosuppressant drugs for an organ transplant, have a severe psychiatric condition such as schizophrenia or history of psychosis.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?