Frequently Asked Questions
How is Kambo applied?
Kambo is applied by lightly touching the skin with a hot piece of vine to remove the very top layer. Tiny dots of kambo are then placed on the skin.
Does Kambo enter the bloodstream?
Kambo does not enter the bloodstream nor is any blood involved. kambo enters through the lymphatic system.
Is Kambo toxic?
Kambo is not toxic to the human system.
Is Kambo psychoactive?
Kambo is not a poison and it is not psychoactive. Research into Kambo by the FDA concluded it is not psychoactive, this is also supported by the International Kambo Practitioners Association.
Is Kambo legal?
Kambo is legal in all countries of the world.
Does Kambo hurt?
We would say it is painless and some people feel only very mild discomfort invloved in the application of kambo. The huge benefits certainly outweigh this so be brave it's worth it :)
How does Kambo feel?
Many people report a warm sensation in the body. It's a very natural feeling that you've nothing to be afraid of. Kambo doesn't affect your mind, emotional state or thinking.
Does Kambo cause scarring?
It depends on the person but it can casue very small white marks on the skin. I apply a tree sap called Sangre de Drago or Dragons Blood to any skin openings which is a natural antibacterial which promotes healing. Most people wear their Kambo marks with pride!
You cannot take Kambo if you:
- Have serious heart problems.
- Are on medication for low blood pressure.
- Have had a stroke.
- Have had a brain haemorrhage.
- Have an aneurism or blood clots.
- Lack the mental capacity to make the decision to take Kambo.
- Have serious mental health problems excluding depression, PTSD and anxiety.
- Are undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or for 4 weeks afterwards.
- Take immune-suppressants for organ transplant.
- Have Addison’s Disease
- Have low levels of cortisol in the blood
- Have current and severe Epilepsy
- Are recovering from a major surgical procedure
- Have used Bufo in the past 4 weeks
- Are under 18 years old
- Are pregnant or maybe so or are breast-feeding a child under 6 months old
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