Why take Kambo?

Those who take Kambo report increased energy, deeper connection to self, increased focus and clarity, enhanced mood, and other great benefits, whether physical, energetic or spiritual.

Kambo is a teaching ‘medicine’. It gives us a taste for how we could be and what needs to change. Kambo enables us to do the work on ourselves.

What is Kambo?

Kambo comes from the rainforests of the Upper Amazon. It is a secretion from one of the largest Hylid frogs, the Phyllomedusa Bicolor. The secretion is not a sweat nor a poison in the sense that it alone is not capable of causing death or illness. The secretion contains many bioactive peptides such as dermophin (analgesic) and dermaseptin (multifunctional antimicrobial against bacteria, parasites and enveloped viruses).

Kambo has been used in Peru and Brazil for a very long time by many tribes. Traditionally Kambo has been used in three ways. Firstly, as a way to cleanse, strengthen and energise the minds and bodies of the hunters. Secondly, they use Kambo as medicine; for example, for Malaria, fever, infections or snake bites. Thirdly, they use it to clear away dark or negative energy, known as ‘panema’. For the tribes, when panema is cleared, obstacles can be overcome and life flows more naturally.

In the Amazon, Kambo is regarded as a medicine however this should not be confused with the western definition of a medicine. Those who administer Kambo are practitioners and not doctors.

Power animal

As a power animal, the frog can help you to acclimatise to a new way of life or to a new perspective. Its power is in harmonising you with a new situation. It can help you leave behind what no longer serves you, and leap into new heights, where you find the courage to set out on new endeavours with renewed strength.

Where do I get my Kambo from?

I source my Kambo from the International Association of Kambo Practitioners (IAKP), which I am a registered member of. The Kambo collected on behalf of the IAKP is considered 100% ethically and is harvested by indigenous tribes with which the IAKP has a close professional relationship with. The frog is not harmed but treated with utmost care and respect. Only the first secretion of the frog is harvested. This is to ensure that the frog is left with sufficient secretion to defend itself from predators.

Practical information

We will start with a phone or Zoom call. This is an opportunity to see if we are good fit. And if we are, and we decide to proceed, then I will ask you about historical and existing health issues and any emotional difficulties. We will talk about contra-indications, environment for the session, intention setting; and discuss concerns or curiosities you may have about your Kambo session.

One-to-one Kambo sessions usually last about two to three hours. My fees follow a sliding scale depending on your financial circumstances. I am also committed to exchange in lieu of payment.


‘Aline’s Kambo sessions are amazing. Her coaching skills help me clarify my intention at the beginning of the session. I really like her gentle support as I go through the Kambo process. And afterwards, I always feel full of energy and highly focused.’
Rob, company director

‘Aline made me feel safe and held as I dealt with my fears while taking this beautiful natural medicine. I highly recommend Aline as Kambo practitioner.’
Sandy, nutritional therapist