How It Works

The Basics

Kambo is often called the Great Revealer. It will teach you about yourself and can lead to great spiritual and emotional healing. This expanded knowledge and understanding may in turn lead to feelings of wellness at all levels.

Kambo is the waxy excretion of a frog that lives in the jungles of the Amazon in South America. It is applied to skin that has been prepared by burning small holes - or gates - in the top layer, leaving the epidermis exposed. Once applied, Kambo enters the bloodstream through the lymphatic system.

After application, the recipient will experience a variety of effects. The most intense part of the experience usually lasts around 20-40 minutes, although for some it is shorter or longer than that. During this peak time, the recipient may feel strong physical sensations, purge, and also may feel strong mental, emotional, and spiritual effects as well.

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The active ingredients in Kambo are mostly bioactive peptides. You can learn more about them on the Kambo science page

Kambo has been used by the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest for thousands of years. There is more information about its traditional uses on this page.

There are a few reasons that Kambo will not be right for you. See the list of contraindications here.

There are a few other treatments that work very well with Kambo. Sanaga and Rapé are both excellent for expanding and deepening your experience with Kambo.