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What is Kambo

What is Kambo?
Phyllomedusa Bicolor, known as “Kambo” is a natural vaccine derived from the waxy secretion on the skin of a tree frog that lives in the Amazon jungle and is used traditionally by the indigenous tribes of Peru, Colombia and Brazil, as a medicine for body and spirit. Kambo provides a very powerful physical and energetic cleanse, and is also considered a master reset within all systems of the recipient.
The Kambo secretion has been found to be one of the strongest natural antibiotics found on earth, and one of the most powerful ways to enhance your immune system.  Kambo is a natural medicine for healing the mind, body, and soul. Cleanses the body of negative physical and emotional energies. Such blockages can manifest through stress, physical ailments, psychological issues, low energy, chronic disease, drug addiction, burn-out, viral, fungal, bacterial, and environmental factors. 
Kambo is a helper for those with poor health, in deep pain, or disease and assists in revitalization and renewal for those in good health. Kambo secretion cultivates human potential and personal evolution. With Kambo the organs of the body, the endocrine system, and the defense systems are awakened returning to their natural balance. Even cancer cells stop from growing with a Kambo treatment. Changes occur in the physical, energetic, spiritual and emotional fields of the patient, the feeling is of cleanliness, lightness, tranquility, well- being, inner peace and deepening of consciousness.
Kambo Benefits
Depression & Anxiety
Chronic Pain
Deeply Rooted Toxins 
Anti-Viral & Anti-Cancer 
Chronic Fatigue
Fertility Issues
Negative Energies
Hormonal Imbalances 
Autoimmune Diseases
Chronis Illnesses
& much more
Kambo Procedure
 Each ceremony begins with a sharing circle, in which the experiences and intentions of the partipant/s is shared freely and openly. As the facilitators, will provide any guidance we feel called to share and use our conversation as basis for leading the ceremony. We cleanse the ceremonial space and the participant with sacred herbs smoke, share Rapé medicine, Sananga and do a meditation & breathwork session. Kambo is applied to the participant by making quick small burn mark openings on the skin referred to as “gates”. 

As the medicine is administered onto the gates, it enters the lymphatic system. For new participants, one point of medicine is administered first to introduce the medicine into the system and to gauge the participant’s reaction. After a few minutes, more may be applied to however many gates have been opened. Generally anywhere from 3-8 gates may be applied on the side of arm, inside ankle, spine or where we both intuitively agree upon.
Applying Kambo on a fresh wound, it is absorbed subcutaneously and enter the lymphatic system. Within a few moments an acute physiological response manifests, usually characterized by an increase in heart rate, sweating, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. The acute effect is attributed to the presence of peptides (amino acid chains) that last several minutes before fading away. After the effects disappear, Kambo medicine leaves the individual with a feeling of greater strength, sensory awareness and mental clarity. The peptides present in the Kambo do not produce any psychoactive effect.
Kambo Ceremony
It is required to consume 2 liters of room temperature water at the procession of the ceremony in the presence of the facilitator. This assists the process in order to flush the whole lymphatic system, liver, kidneys, gall bladder, and other organs.
Some of the initial onsets of kambo can be increase in heart rate and perspiration. Some may experience swelling of the face which wears off post ceremony. After a few minutes of sitting with the medicine, the body will begin purging the water and expelling blockages and toxins that may be stored energetically and physically down to the organs such as liver and even down to the cellular level. The purging process lasts about 15 minutes, then the medicine is removed to allow integration for the participant. 

Recovery and integration is generally quick within 25 min and participant can drive and carry on with regular functionality same day. The whole ceremonial process lasts about 2-3 hours .
Reverence and accountability are vital when working with Kambo. It is absolutely important that you share and are 100% transparent of every supplement, drug, plant, substance that you have ingested within two weeks of your treatment, as well as your health history. Please schedule a consultation if you have any question regarding your treatment.

People with any of the following are not recommended for treatment:


  • Pregnancy or chance of being pregnant
  • Medications including antidepressants, immune suppressants to lower blood pressure
  • Drug consumption within two weeks before or after treatment (including MDMA, MDA, ecstasy, molly, heroin, ketamine, and party drugs)
  • If you are menstruating at the time of treatment, Kambo may cause the flow to increase.
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Chemotherapy or have had radiation treatments within six weeks before or after Kambo treatment.
  • Recently worked with Iboga/Ibogaine.
  • Children under the age of 18
  • Patients recovering from surgery
  • Seriously low or high blood pressure that requires medication
  • Fasting
  • If you have a chronic illness, please get in touch with us beforehand to plan out the best path for you. This medicine will likely greatly support you.
  • If you have a history of psychological issues, even if you have never been diagnosed, please ask for a private session, as a group session might not best support you. Individual attention may be of best support to your healing process.


Have you had any of the following (current or past):


  • Serious heart problems, heart disease, bypass, or enlarged heart
  • Organ Transplant, stem cell
  • Serious mental health imbalance – please discuss with us if you are in question
  • Recent scorpion bite
  • Stroke
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Aneurism or blood clots, or medication for varicose veins
  • Addison’s Disease, kidney or liver disease
  • Epilepsy
Ceremony Preparation
The best way to psychologically prepare is to focus on what it is that you are seeking out of the ceremony and put and intention in it. Remember that you will be encountering the spirit of a sacred and ancestral medicine. 
  • 8 hour fast is required prior to the session.
  • Withholding from consumption of alcohol, drugs, red meat/pork, oil one day before and day of ceremony is also required 
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing that is accessible for the medicine area.
  • Towel
  • Hair tie
Ceremony Schedule
Introduction to the circle
Sharing circle
Smoke cleanse 
Rapé & Sananga medicine share
Kambo medicine
Smoke cleanse
Integration talk & sharing circle
Ceremony Duration
Ceremony 2h-3h
Recovery  30min
Ceremony Location 

Inner Flight Retreat

Playa Grande de Cahuita, Costa Rica 

Schedule a Kambo Ceremony

For a deep cleanse or if you want to treat a specific situation (addiction, lymes, cancer, psoriasis…) we recommend a treatment of 3 ceremonies in a moon cycle.