Sitting with kambo

You’ve taken a big step towards your healing journey by deciding to work with Kambo. So what exactly have you signed up for? Well you can expect to see changes in both your inner and outer worlds. Kambo is an excellent detoxifier for the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. If you are like me, you are probably researching more about what you can expect from your upcoming jungle healing experience.

Denver Kambo ceremonies led by herbalist Raven Rose.


Kambo has been used to detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system, and activate self- healing within the body. It has also been used as a natural antibiotic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, blood cleanser. The results of these changes can improve general well-being.

Studies show that some peptides in the Kambo can be very effective in dealing with Alzheimer, Parkinson's Disease, infertility, hepatitis, cancer, AIDS, and other serious conditions. With all of these potential benefits and the wide range of uses, it’s important to find the right treatment specific you and your goals. In your initial ceremony we will discuss the best frequency of treatments post initiation, and correct dosage in order to see the most change in with your Kambo experience..

There has been no modern clinical research done on humans to illustrate its curative nature. In practice Kambo has helped many people with allergies, skin diseases, asthma, rheumatism and joint disorders, chronic pain, depression, Lyme disease, infections, malaria, diabetes, hepatitis, epilepsy, depression, post chemotherapy support, disease prevention, addictions, and more. I suggest scheduling an herbal consultation with me post Kambo if you would like to dive deeper into herbal strategies and a natural healing protocol.

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The tribesmen of the Amazon use Kambo to clear themselves of “panema“ (bad luck -negative energy). Panema is what they call all of the accumulated "plaque" that we carry on and inside of us, not only from our past hardships and traumas, but those of our ancestors as well.

Kambo is a deep cleanser and after the ceremony most people feel a strong sense of optimism and mental clarity. It’s also common to feel fully capable of achieving goals and a sense of confidence about ones path. The internal detox impacts what shows up for us in the external world.

The Matses tribesmen use Kambo for luck when hunting in order to catch a big animal. In Western culture we can liken Kambo to seeing an improvement to our everyday lives with things like finding a job and generally having more success.

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If the impression has arisen by now that Kambo can cure anything, it’s important to consider that every human being is unique. The outcome of your kambo sessions can vary. Some may be more physically cleansing while others are more emotional. There can also be variations in the length of time it takes to see the results you desire. Everyone is different and every session will be different.

When working with natural remedies it’s important not to take a western medical approach. Kambo is not a magic poison that will solve all your problems. In order to experience the long term benefits of healing, it’s important to make healthy lifestyle changes in addition to the Kambo treatment.

Any health issues present before beginning Kambo will most likely reappear if healthy lifestyle changes are not made in addition to your Kambo sessions. This includes addressing diet, working with herbal medicines, daily movement, self-care, and spiritual practices.


Kambo Application

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Kambo enters the body through superficial burns that are made on the skin. The more dots you receive the more intense your experience will be. The number of dots you recieve will be based on our conversation and my assesment on the day of your first ceremony. Once the poison goes onto the dots you can expect to feel it within 1-2 minutes. The body heats up, heart beats faster, some people feel a tingling in the hands and feet, and a wave of discomfort. Purging and going to the toilet is to be expected as well. Each ceremony is different but these are some of the things you may expereince.

Poison on the “gates”.

Poison on the “gates”.

How to Prepare

Stick to a light diet 3 days prior to your Kambo treatment. Avoid deep fried, spicy food, or food that is hard to digest. You should also eliminate caffeine, stimulants, alcohol, drugs and sexual activities during your cleansing days. This can help you to have a much deeper cleansing and ease the Kambo experience.

Do not consume any solid or liquid food for around 12 hours before the treatment and drink only water. Basically stick to water after dinner the night before your ceremony. You can eat again after the ceremony.

What You Need

 -  A bucket (for purging)

 -  Wear loose or comfortable clothing (please wear a tank top to prevent the dots from falling off)

 -  A yoga mat

 -  A blanket or a shawl

 -  A towel

 -  Roll of toilet paper or a box of tissues

 -  A hairband if your hair is long

 -  If you suffer from Asthma you may need your inhaler

 -  Diabetics need to have insulin and testing equipment and extra food

-  Have a light snack like fresh or dried fruits, nuts, raw chocolate, or coconut for after the ceremony

✦ Anyone who is menstruating should be aware that flow can increase for up to 3 days after receiving kambo

Take into account that the whole treatment is about 1.5 hours including rest time. It’s best not to have many scheduled activities after the session. Having a low key day allows time for further integration of your Kambo experience.

Please have 2 liters of drinking water prepared for each session. You will drink 2 liters of water just before the Kambo application and a third liter may be needed during the session. If you feel you need something to sip on before starting your session a light herbal tea is ok.

Completing Payment

A deposit of $100 is taken at the time of booking your ceremony. To complete the $350 remainder please bring cash to your first ceremony. As an alternative electronic payments can be made via Venmo (@herbalistraven).