WHAT IS KAMBO?
Kambo is derived from the secretion of the Amazonian phyllomedusa bicolor frog. These frogs have no known predators and are found in abundance throughout the Amazon rainforest. There are even sections of the Amazon rainforest that serve as protected land for these incredible creatures.
Amazonian tribes refer to Kambo as “hunting magic” and have used it for centuries to heighten their senses, energize their bodies and boost stamina. It’s also used as a jungle supplement to treat infections, malaria, fever, snake bites, and to clear ‘panema’ which means negative or darker energies, or bad luck.
The secretion of these frogs contains a potent combination of bioactive peptides and neuropeptides that offer powerful healing benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. Italian pharmacologist, scientist, chemist, and 2 time Nobel Prize winner, Vittorio Erspamer described Kambo as a “fantastic chemical cocktail with potential medical applications, unequaled by any other amphibian.” Vittorio was the first person to research Kambo in a lab setting and was also responsible for the discovery of the well-known neurotransmitter, serotonin, as well as the identification, synthesis, and pharmacological studies of 60 new chemical compounds.
The peptides found in Kambo are readily absorbed in the human body and perform a range of beneficial functions to prevent disease while enhancing and optimizing the nervous system, gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system, and immune system.
BIOACTIVE PEPTIDES IN KAMBO:
PHYLLOKININ + PHYLLOMEDUSINS
CAERULEINS + SAUVAGINES
DERMORPHIN + DELTORPHIN
Several years of research carried out at the University of Paris have shown that peptides Dermaseptin B2 and B3 are effective in killing certain types of cancer cells. A researcher at Queens University in Belfast won a prestigious award for his ground-breaking work with cancer and Kambo. It’s action mechanism is produced by inhibiting the angiogenesis of tumor cells with selective cytotoxicity for these cells.
These peptides have similar properties and structure to human bradykinin. They are hypotensive, and due to producing vasodilation, they support contraction of the non-vascular smooth muscle, increase vascular permeability, and are related to the mechanism of inflammatory pain.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF KAMBO?
There are many different benefits of Kambo that range from physical to mental to emotional and even spiritual. In its indigenous use, it’s considered to be a medicine. However, in western society, we cannot technically deem this as a medicine, although anyone who has ever experienced the potency of Kambo will attest to its ability to provide relief from physical ailments.
The peptides found in Kambo offer a promising treatment for the following physical conditions:
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Gut and digestive issues
Boost the immune system
Blood circulation problems
Kambo also provides energetic support with the following:
Gain the fortitude to courageously face difficulties and adversity.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING AND AFTER A KAMBO CEREMONY?
My Kambo ceremonies are 90-minutes and they’re held with deep reverence. I consider this to be some of the most sacred work I do, and as such, I am devoted to creating a ceremonial space that feels loving, nourishing, and healing so that you leave feeling seen, supported, and held.
As for the actual experience of Kambo, it is applied safely through small blister points referred to as ‘gates.’ The gates are created using a natural incense stick and are not deep. Only the top layer of the skin is burned, revealing shiny skin similar to what you’d see if you popped a blister.
For a basic Kambo session, 3-5 gates are opened. Once the gates are opened, you will be asked to drink 1/2 to 3/4 liters of water prior to the application of the Kambo dots. Once the Kambo is applied to the gates, you’ll start feeling effects within a couple of minutes. The effects come on strong but do not last very long and will dissipate within 20-25 minutes. You’ll first experience a warm flushing sensation throughout your entire body. After this, you’ll feel your heart rate increase slightly with a slight throbbing sensation in your ears and head. Your lips and tongue may also feel numb or tingly. From here, you’ll start to feel dizzy or lightheaded, which is then followed by the onset of flu-like symptoms where you may find yourself feeling weak, achy, exhausted, and nauseous. You may feel the urge to purge but it’s important to understand that purging is not required to receive the benefits of Kambo. Once the Kambo is applied to your skin and enters your system, the benefits take effect.
Purging is caused by the activation of the chemoreceptor zone (area postrema) of your brain, which is triggered by the introduction of toxins in the system. Once the chemoreceptor zone has been activated, it stimulates the vomiting centre to initiate an emetic response which leads to feelings of nausea and can often lead to purging. If you do purge, you’ll find the purge to be easy due to the water that is consumed prior to the application of Kambo, and what you do purge is a mixture of water and bile. What you need to understand is that purging bile in a Kambo ceremony is simply the body’s emetic response while vomiting on an empty stomach. There is no scientific evidence that toxins are being expelled from the body during a Kambo purge–that is your liver’s job, and it does this daily.
After the purge, you’ll start to feel the flu-like symptoms dissipate and will be left feeling relaxed and may even experience a bliss-like state. Most clients will regain their strength within 30-45 minutes, while for some, it could take upwards of a couple hours. But what’s for certain is that you’ll experience the benefits of Kambo the next day, and will continue to experience these benefits for days or weeks after your session.
WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT FOR A KAMBO CEREMONY?
My private Kambo ceremonies are 2-hours and they include the following:
- A 30-minute initiation session, hosted prior to your initial ceremony, via Zoom. The purpose of this session is to connect and set intentions for your Kambo ceremony.
- A sacred ceremony space (in my home), blessed with a prayer to support your intentions.
- Spring water + coconut water.
- Energetic cleansing with Sage and Palo Santo upon your arrival.
- Sananga served to help clarify your vision and spirit.
- Rapé served to help ground your energy.
- 20-minute sit with Kambo.
- Integration with tea/juice and snacks right after receiving Kambo.
- Follow-up conversation via email to check in on your integration.
- My coaching, mentorship, and psychic gifts are all utilized throughout our journey together.
Unlike group Kambo sessions, this is a personalized journey where you will receive one-on-one support to help you reach greater depths in your healing process.
Your investment for a single ceremony is $444.
If you choose to continue your Kambo journey with me after our initial session, you can choose from one of the following packages which offer discounted rates:
3 Ceremony Package = $1199
5 Ceremony Package = $1975
FYI: The most effective way to work with Kambo is through a Sacred Trinity which is a total of three ceremonies held over three days. Working with Kambo in this way creates a potent reset of all your systems—mind, body, and spirit. This is especially effective at treating physical conditions and dis-ease in the body, as well as anxiety and depression.
READY TO BOOK YOUR SESSION?
STEP 1: Complete the pre-screening + contraindications waiver.
STEP 2: Pay + book your Kambo Ceremony.
STEP 3: Set up your 30-minute Initiation Session.
Is Kambo legal?
Who shouldn’t take Kambo and are there any contraindications?
The following is a list of contraindications for Kambo:
- Serious heart problems (i.e. major heart surgery, coronary stent)
- Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
- Currently taking medication for low blood pressure
- History of stroke
- History of brain hemorrhage
- Aneurysm or blood clots
- Serious mental health problems such as bipolar, BPD, schizophrenia.
- Within 6 weeks of chemotherapy.
- Currently taking immunosuppressants for organ transplant
- Addison’s Disease
- Recovering from a major surgical procedure (must wait a minimum of 6 months before receiving Kambo)
- Recently taken Bufo of 5-MeO-DMT (must wait a minimum of 6 weeks before receiving Kambo)
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
Have there been any scientific research studies on Kambo?
There are quite a few studies that have been done on Kambo since the first samples were brought into the U.S. by the award-winning investigative journalist, Peter Gorman and anthropologist, Katharine Milton. Here are a few of those studies:
Antitumor and Angiostatic Activities of the Antimicrobial Peptide Dermaseptin B2
Deltorphins: a family of naturally occurring peptides with high affinity and selectivity for delta opioid binding sites
Medusins: A new class of antimicrobial peptides from the skin secretions of phyllomedusine frogs
Potential therapeutic applications of multifunctional host-defense peptides from frog skin as anti-cancer, anti-viral, immunomodulatory, and anti-diabetic agents
How should I prepare for my Kambo ceremony?
Set a clear intention and come into your ceremony with an open mind and open heart. You will be required to fast prior to sitting with Kambo and details for that will be provided to you upon booking your ceremony date.
What is Sananga?
These are very potent eye drops which enhance vision (in the 3D world and in spiritual dimensions,) increase energy, provide pain relief, and with regular use, may permanently improve one’s vision. Sananga is commonly offered prior to a Kambo session because it can assist you in getting out of your head and back into your body. It also provides a path to entering a meditative state, leading you to feel more calm and relaxed, releasing all anxiety and worries. A typical Sananga experience lasts between 10-15 minutes and will leave you feeling ready for Kambo.
What is Rapé?
Rapé is a sacred shamanic snuff that has been used by multiple tribes of the Amazon for hundreds and possibly thousands of years. Tobacco is used as the base for most rapés for it’s protective qualities. In the Amazon, tobacco is revered as a protector and is used to clear out dense energies and dark entities. The ashes of medicinal plants and trees are added to create different blends of rapé, which each offer different benefits and qualities. Rapé holds a powerful grounding quality and depending on the blend, it can also support alertness, focus, and connection to spirit by opening the third eye or crown chakra. Rapé is administered by blowing it into the nostrils, via a kuripe for self-administration or a tepi if it’s administered by someone else.
Ruby does not provide medical advice or claims. While clients do experience incredible healing benefits with Kambo and her other holistic offerings, these experiences are personal testimonials.