What Is Kambo Used For?
As we mentioned, Kambo has been used for centuries in indigenous healing. In general, it’s used to encourage strength and immunity, to cure illnesses, and even to help in hunting and getting rid of bad luck. Before you dismiss Kambo as an archaic, indigenous “magical” substance, take a few minutes to learn about the science. Kambo’s uses are grounded in science, not just in “magic.” In fact, Kambo is one of nature’s strongest antibiotics and anesthetics. As such, it can detoxify organs like the liver and intestines, improve cognitive accuity, and can help to reset our bodies at the cellular level. Think of Kambo as a natural pick-me-up (or like Felix Felicis, for any Harry Potter fans). It can spark passion, clarity, and confidence — ridding the body and mind of lethargy, low self-esteem, sadness, and weakness.
Health Benefits of Kambo
Scientifically, Kambo is referred to as Phyllomedusa bicolor poison. Before focusing too much on the “poison” aspect of that, let’s break it down. Phyllomedusa bicolor poison is actually comprised of peptide chains — these peptides are critical for the human body, as they can bypass the blood-brain barrier and actually affect change in the brain. Kambo, therefore, is known to stimulate the body’s hormone system (endocrine system), eliminate harmful pathogens, and to act as an anti-inflammatory. Because of its health properties, Kambo has been used to treat:
- Neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
- Circulatory system issues
- Cardiovascular issues
- Organ malfunction
- Skin diseases
- Eye issues
- Fertility issues
- Candida (overgrowth of yeast)
- Chronic pain
Rather than rely on artificial, addictive painkillers and prescription drugs, it’s time to try a natural alternative. If you’re at a point where you’ve exhausted treatment options and you’re feeling defeated, don’t give up — the natural properties of Kambo are here for you. To try Kambo, book a retreat at our spiritual retreat center in Orlando today.
How Is Kambo Administered?
Unlike ayahuasca or rapé, Kambo is not drunk or inhaled. Instead, Kambo is applied to the skin by a shaman. First, the administrator will make superficial burns to the skin with a hot vine stick. Think of this like an incense stick — it’s quick and not a significant burn. From there, the shaman will apply the Kambo for optimal absorption. You can have Kambo applied wherever you’d like, though it’s customary for women to have points on their lower right leg and for men to have points on their upper left arms.
What To Expect After Treatment
If you partake in a Kambo ceremony at our retreat center in Orlando, you should expect a group or private session that lasts between two and four hours. After the Kambo has been administered, you’ll experience an intense purging (similar to the type of purge during an ayahuasca ceremony). Expect vomiting and bowel movements, as the intestines are busy purging all sorts of toxins from the body. You’ll feel heat, an elevated heart rate, and minimal swelling of the face or throat. All of these experiences are normal and a part of the process. Just breathe and try to surrender to the situation using breathwork. Be sure to research the contraindications of Kambo, as this potent medicine is not best for everyone.
Experience Kambo At Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church Of Mother Earth
At Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth, we want to empower our members with the experience of natural, shamanic medicine. If you need a catalyst in your life or to recover from a past trauma, look into a retreat at our spiritual retreat center in Orlando. We’re conveniently located by the Orlando International Airport, so our retreat center is easy to access as well.