Kambo is very safe when administered by a properly trained practitioner. However, Kambo is not for everyone. There are some conditions for which Kambo is contraindicated. It is important to consult a properly trained practitioner before deciding to receive Kambo. And, do your own research to determine if Kambo is right for you.
As Kambo is a very powerful substance, great care should be taken for those considering it. There are some health considerations that contraindicate the use of Kambo. These individuals should not receive Kambo.
Contraindications (Should NOT use Kambo):
Those who are contraindicated include  people who:
  • Have serious heart problems or have had heart surgery (Stents are fine)
  • Have had a stroke or a brain hemorrhage
  • Have a pacemaker (implanted defibrillator)
  • Are on medication for low blood pressure
  • Have an aneurysm or blood clot(s)
  • Lack the mental capacity to make the decision to receive Kambo
  • Have serious mental health problems (excluding depression, PTSD and anxiety)
  • Are undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy
  • Have had an organ transplant
  • Have Addison’s Disease
  • Have current and severe epilepsy
  • Are recovering from a major surgical procedure
  • Are under 18 years old
  • Are pregnant, or may be
  • Currently breast-feeding child under 6-months old.


Cautions: There are some cautions to consider. If you have any of the following conditions, you may still receive Kambo but you will need to take some precautionary measures. You must inform your practitioner if any of these cautions should be considered:

  • People taking immune-suppressants for auto immune disorders
  • Women undergoing fertility treatment
  • Serious eating disorders
  • Active drug or alcohol addiction
  • People taking regular doses of slimming/diet pills, serotonin or sleeping supplements (prescription sleeping aids, or “natural” sleep supplements)
  • People who have fasted for 7 days before Kambo (long term or water fasting)
  • Colonics, enemas, liver flushes or any water based  detox should be avoided 7-days on either side of of sitting with Kambo
  • Anyone who has consumed 5-Meo-DMT(Bufo / Toad Medicine) in the last 6-weeks
  • Anyone who has consumed other phycoactive substances within 24 hours prior to receiving Kambo
  • People who plan to use the sauna or practice “hot yoga” 3-days before (or after) Kambo.


It is also important to Disclose any of the following prior receiving Kambo:

  • If you’re taking or have recently stopped taking any medications
  • If you’re taking or have recently stopped taking any diet/slimming pills
  • If you’re regularly taking anti-diuretic medication or sports drinks
  • If you have ever been, or are currently bulimic or anorexic
  • If you’re epileptic
  • If you have abnormally high or low blood pressure
  • If you have liver or kidney problems
  • If you have any chronic or serious health issues
  • If you have asthma
  • If you have diabetes