Kambo, Sapo or Acate are just a few of the names used to describe this ancient healing treatment utilized by various indigenous tribes of the Amazon, including the Matzés in Perú.
The local tribesmen and women traditionally use it for:
Deep cleansing + healing of the body
Building immunity + physical strength
Increasing motivation + stamina
Spiritual + mental clarity
Luck + zest of life
As more and more people are choosing to engage with the healing benefits of Kambo, knowledge about this powerful experience is growing. Kambo is utilized in the western world to assist a person's natural healing capabilities from common western ailments such as:
PTSD + trauma
depression + anxiety
common mood "disorders"
adrenal fatigue + burnout
overstimulated nervous system
auto immune disease
benefits Of Kambo
Kambo detoxes the body, strengthens the immune system and activates self-healing within the body. It is a natural antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal. It is anti-inflammatory, cleans the blood and can improve general well-being.
Studies show that some peptides in the Kambo can be very effective in dealing with Alzheimer, Parkinsons Disease, infertility, hepatitis, cancer, AIDS and other serious conditions. Although there is no doubt of the wide range of uses of Kambo, it is necessary to find the right complimentary treatments. food medicines, and personal lifestyle shifts which are specific and individual to each person and condition.
We have seen Kambo help many people with a variety of conditions including allergies, skin diseases, asthma, rheumatism and joint disorders, chronic pain and infections, malaria, diabetes,hepatitis, epilepsy, depression, post chemotherapy, disease prevention and many more.
The tribesmen of the Amazon use this medicine to clear themselves from "paneme“ (bad luck or dense energy). Kambo is a cleansing agent for it and after the treatment most people feel a strong optimism and clearness of the mind. They may feel recharged in strength and stamina and capable to achieve their goals. It is said that everything flows a bit better in the life after taking Kambo, because externally we always attract the thing that is going on internally.
The Matses-tribesmen use Kambo for more luck when hunting in order to catch a big animal. In the Western culture we can use kambo to improve our everyday lives such as finding a job and being more successful in it, which could correspond to archaic desires of being the best hunter.
If the impression has arisen by now that Kambo can cure anything, one still has to consider that every human being is unique. The outcome of the treatments can vary in their effects as well as in the amount of time it may take to feel those effects. Everybody is different and so every session can be a bit different because Kambo works on many levels and is unique in its translation.
It is very important to not compare Kambo with conventional medicines. In our opinion to gain true long term benefits of healing, one often has to make healthy lifestyle changes in addition to the treatment. It is not truly beneficial to take Kambo and continue an unhealthy lifestyle because the problem that has been treated would most likely present itself again.
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The effects will be noticeable shortly after the secretion is applied onto the burned area (usually after 1- 2 min). Rarely it might take a longer time, or the dose might have to be adjusted. The Kambo medicine goes straight into the lymphatic system and from there into the bloodstream. The effects can differ from person to person and from treatment to treatment. There is a wide range of symptoms that can be triggered by Kambo but never all at once or with the same intensity.
In most cases, the first effect is that the blood flushes up into the head. This will be perceived as heat in the facial area and the rest of the body. Sometimes this can be accompanied by a fastening of the heart beat, very often followed by nausea and vomiting. Usually the water you drank before comes first, followed by a variety of slimy, milky, yellow, orange, green, dark green, brown or sometimes even black liquids and bile. There is also a need to defecate quite often. There will be often a swelling in the facial area and the neck region. The intensity of these swellings can vary, but in most cases it will subside relatively fast. Expectorant cough (especially when dealing with lung disease) can also occur. The treatment is often accompanied by sweating - this is just another way of how the body gets rid of toxins.
Eye discharge, chills, cramps, dizziness, numbness in the hands and physical weakness can occur symptomatically. In some cases someone might feel a need to scream or cry in order to release emotional and energetic blockages. The symptoms might vary in quality and quantity depending on the individual, the area the medicine will work on and the dose.
Usually the most intense part of the treatment will only take between 10 - 30 minutes and only in very few cases it might take a bit longer or a bit shorter.
The effects of Kambo always differs depending on the person and intervals of treatment. Even though the effects of Kambo could sound unpredictable, it is best to keep in mind that it knows exactly what it does, where it needs to begin the process, how long it will take, and what is necessary for the recipient.
When taken with a trained and trustworthy practitioner, Kambo is very safe. Positive effects usually set in after a great session, lots of hydration, and an early night's sleep. That next morning after Kambo most people immediately feel the benefits of increased energy flow and cognitive clarity. These energetic sensory enhancements can grow with you for as long as two weeks after the session or more if you eat a plant based diet and stay well hydrated.
In some cases the immune system may first drop down temporarily and the cleansing process may continue for a couple of days before one would experience the beneficial feelings of the medicine. This may happen after a very intense cleanse or when there is a more serious illness to heal.
In very rare cases, especially when one tries to move quickly or stand up fast, the person may faint during the experience and this is why it is necessary to work with an experienced, trained practitioner. A responsible practitioner will provide a safe space for the treatment to facilitate the greatest possible healing for the recipient.
Is Kambo psychoactive?
Some people are under the false impression that Kambo is a psychoactive substance because there is some wrong information in the internet about this. Sometimes the Kambo frog is confused with "bufo alvarius“ toad also called sapito.
Kambo contains no psychoactive components that could trigger visions whatsoever. Instead it is a very physical experience. Interestingly enough, sometimes the person receiving the treatment feels connected to the frog mentally. Through this connection, you get insights about things you should do differently or let go of all together in order to have a better life. Sometimes even memories from childhood that have been buried deep inside may emerge.
Is Kambo addictive?
Everybody that has ever used Kambo knows that it is anything other than that. To the contrary, Kambo can help people with substance-addictions like alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. Kambo itself is non-addictive - to be exact, it is quite the opposite of that.
Is Kambo dangerous?
If it is used in the right way, Kambo is very secure. Nevertheless it is important to be aware that this is a very potent secretion and one has to know how to work with it. Several factors have to be regarded for a secure intake. Statistically speaking, many more people could suffer side effects from common medication, to use an argument often heard however this should not be an excuse to use it irresponsibly.
The biggest danger could be when a treatment is done by someone that has no experience in this area – neither as a physician, natural healer or shaman. A white gown and a syringe does not turn every human into a doctor. Equally, a few feathers and a rattle does not make someone a shaman. You should always be mindful to be treated by someone who has experience in this field and this sort of treatment.
It is best to be careful when taking Kambo with natives in the jungle as some of the local practitioners are not used to working with Westerners and it could happen that they misjudge the state of health of the person being treated. Some tribes traditionally do not use Kambo when they are very weak or sick.
Is kambo suitable for everyone?
No, Kambo is not suitable for everyone and that is why we do not suggest to take Kambo if one of the following conditions applies to you as there could be possibly some contraindications:
Very low blood pressure or when on medication for low blood pressure
General heart problems
Aneurysms or blood clots
If you taking immune-suppressants for organ transplant
If you are recovering from a major surgical procedure
If you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy
There could be a couple of other cases where it is not recommended to take Kambo, and it is therefore always good to talk beforehand with your practitioner and disclose your medical history, current symptoms, and current medications.
What about the frog?
The Kambo frog aka “Giant waxy monkey tree frog” lives in the trees and has not much to fear about natural enemies. You can hear the mating call he produces as soon as it gets dark, when imitating that sound he would respond to it, especially when raining and around the new moon, thereby it is easily to locate him.
Often times one would need to climb a high tree to get the frog. As the frogs do not try to escape, it is very easy to get them move on to a large wooden stick or branch from where they can be transported to the place where then the extraction will happen.
How is the poison extracted from the frog?
For that four wooden sticks are put into the ground shaping a small square. Then the frog gets tied with four separated strings by all of his extremities to the wooden sticks, suspending the animal in a way so that it does not move. To make the frog excrete the venom he needs to feel in danger, and one way to invoke this would be to knock repeatedly on his head, thereby annoying him to excrete a white, slimy secretion on his legs and the side of his body. This substance is scraped off with a small piece of wood and then transferred to another flat wooden stick, on which it later dries out and gets durable for a long time. The frog is not really hurt during this procedure – nevertheless, the whole act is also not comfortable for him. Once the extraction is done, the frog is released into freedom and his natural surroundings.
Are there any scientific studies on kambo?
The Kambo secretion based on human use was first researched and described by western scientists John Daly, Vittorio Erspamer and their team, published in 1992.
Vittori Erspamer already published an article based on his studies of peptides in Phyllomedusa skin “a huge factory and store-house of active peptides” in 1985.
Those bioactive peptides are also the reason why the pharma-industry is so interested in it, developing a new medication from one of the peptides could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars and there are already several patents existing on some of the peptides.
What are the bioactive peptides in kambo?
What is a bioactive peptide?
(of a substance) having a biological effect.
a compound consisting of two or more amino acids linked in a chain, the carboxyl group of each acid being joined to the amino group of the next by a bond.
It is advisable to stick to a plant based diet at least 2 weeks before and after your treatment – especially eliminating dairy. You should also stay away from deep fried, spicy food, processed foods, or any sugars that are unnatural.
To receive the most benefit out of your cleansing experience, contact Nova for affordable organic meal plan recommendations that she personally uses to prepare her body properly for Kambo.
I encourage you to renounce, alcohol, drugs for at least 2 weeks before and after (if you are working through addiction contact me for specialized support). Kambo can be dangerous if street drugs or heavy alcohol is utilized regularly so please trust your practitioner and share everything with them about your past habits and recent habits so they may support you safely.
During the treatment it is advisable to wear comfortable clothes that make it easy to access the area you wish to receive your Kambo. It should be taken an account that the whole treatment may take around 2 hours and it is advisable not to have anything scheduled for the rest of the day after the session as in some cases one may feel called to rest and have time for integration.
Do not consume any solid or liquid food for 8 hours before the treatment and drink only water. Prepare 2 gallons of purified water. Fluoride free, spring water. Choose a cup or glass that is easy to drink from and not too large or heavy. Also please be sure your bathroom is stocked with extra toilet paper.