What is Kambo used for?

There are many uses for Kambo. Traditionally, the Matsés Tribe of the Amazon used Kambo to prepare for hunting, as a medicine for physical illness, and for clearing negative energy. Clients come with many different intentions. Some clients simply want to get out of a rut, while others use Kambo to support them mentally, physically, or spiritually.

Does Kambo make you hallucinate?

Some of our clients experience visions during their treatment. This is not very common, but if you have recently had other substances, this can be contraindicated with Kambo and can cause you to have hallucinations.

What does Kambo feel like?

Generally, people experience heat, dizziness, and nausea as the Kambo takes effect. When the blood pressure drops, Kambo makes you feel sick and eventually causes purging, stomach cramps, and can cause symptoms of underlying illness.

After the treatment and some rest, clients usually feel either very energized or tired. Three days after the ceremony, clients often feel really energized and good.

Is Kambo legal?

Yes, Kambo is legal in the UK. The word in the Kambo community is to keep low-key as Kambo is in a grey zone.

How long does Kambo last?

A Kambo Ceremony usually lasts around 3 hours, including introduction, preparations, intention setting, and meditation. The Kambo Treatment lasts between 20-40 minutes. After the treatment, we invite our clients to rest. We finish the ceremony with a delicious meal and a closing circle.

Are Kambo scars permanent?

The Kambo points slowly fade over time. Depending on the location and how your skin reacts, they may permanently scar. Therefore, some clients want to make a design out of the points.

What do you do after Kambo?

After a Kambo Ceremony, we usually recommend a couple of days of rest and integrating your experience. There are many different ways to integrate a ceremony. You could book an integration session with us, journal, meditate, exercise, and do other things that will support your process.

How do you prepare for the Kambo ceremony?

  • Low caffeine (none on the day), red meat, and keep your diet clean and low in sugar.
  • No weed, recreational drugs, or alcohol 24 hours before Kambo.
  • Drink normal amounts of water the day beforehand and have an early night.
  • Avoid watching TV and reading the news – limit your screen time to only what is needed.
  • Fill out the intention-setting document and give yourself time to do this. We can’t express how supportive and effective this is.
  • Fast on the day of Ceremony, until after your Kambo experience. 


Kambo is healing medicine derived from frogs. Garden of Alchemy provides Kambo ceremony in a safe way, making sure you can enjoy it’s incredible benefits. We provide Kambo treatments and Kambo Ceremony in Brighton, UK.

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