First, the practitioner will burn the first layer of skin in the form of circles, called gates. Then, the practitioner mixes up the Kambo secretion with water, forms tiny points, and applies it to the gates.
The Kambo experience can be very intense and uncomfortable, and the effects are almost immediate; but the good news is it only lasts between 15 – 30 min. The effects include a rise in temperature (the feeling of being hot), rapid heart rate and flushing of the face. This only lasts for a few minutes. And, when the blood pressure starts to come down, nausea sets in, which causes most to purge in the form of vomit, defecation, or both. Other effects may include pain or pressure in the body, sweat, the feeling of cold-causing the body to shiver or shake, dry mouth, blurry vision, tingling, and frog face. Fainting is another natural occurrence during kambo, but do not fear because it is perfectly normal.
With all this said, the body starts to feel better after about 10 – 20 min, and regular eating and drinking are fine. Depending on the state of health, kambo’s real benefits will appear in a day or two, up to 5 days.
Kambô circulates in the heart. shamans say that when we take kambô it makes the heart move accurately, so that things flow, bringing good things to the person. It is as if there was a cloud on the person, preventing the good things to come, then, when it takes the kambô; it comes a ‘green light’ which opens its ways, making things easier.
You must fill out a concent form and get your blood presure taken before being served Kambo, you must fast for 12 hours and dink 1 gallon of water within that 12 hours.
During a Kambo session you will also be served Hape and Sananga. info about Hape and Sanaga is on our website.