Kambo Treatment Edinburgh, Scotland

Kambo Ceremonies in a safe setting


What is Kambo Treatment?

Kambô is a secretion from one of the largest Hylid frogs known as the Giant Green Monkey Tree Frog (Phyllo medusa Bi colour) which lives in the Amazon. Its scientific name is Phyllomedusa Bicolor.

The secretion is not regarded as a poison or a toxin in the sense that it alone is not capable of causing death, or illness.

In the Amazon, it has been used for many years by the indigenous tribes of the rain forest. It is regarded as a medicine however this should not be confused with the western definition of a medicine. Kambô is not a medicine and those that administer it are practitioners and not doctors.

The secretion contains many Bioactive peptides that are beneficial to our health.

Kambo can help detox the body, mind and spirit.

Kambo is a purgative medicine that will help detox the body through vomiting diarrhoea and sweating.

Please note, not everyone experiences these and is important not to be disappointed as kambo also works energetically.

Its important to trust the process.

Everything that happens during a session is completely confidential and is met with no judgment or shame.

8 Hour Fast (or book AM session)

2 to 3 hour ceremony

1.5 litre of water

Kambo applied on points (small burns, zero pain)

Comfortable setting with music, blankets and pillows

Guidance from Kambo practitioner 

Sage, Hapeh and Sananga

Snack and post ceremony healing

Kambo Ceremony - What's Involved?

Below is a step by step of both the preparation and what’s involved in a Kambo ceremony.

*On the day of kambo please fast 8 hours beforehand.

*No caffeine on the day, herbal teas are ok, sips of water are fine beforehand if thirsty but restrict intake to a couple of glasses.

*The session typically lasts 2 – 3 hours.

*After a consultation, small burns are made on the first layer of the skin (These are called gates)

*1.5 litres of water are consumed.

*Kambo is applied to the gates and the secretion enters the Lymphatic system.

*You may feel a rush of heat to the body as the medicine starts to work, kambo releases toxins from the body into the stomach and are released in a purge.

*Kambo is left on 20 – 40 mins.

*After it has been taken off, there is a rest period to relax, some people even have a short nap.

*Blankets and pillows are provided to be comfortable.

*After a rest, Sananga and Hapeh may be used to help you feel more grounded afterwards.

*During the treatment I will be using Sage to cleanse and may help you purge if you struggle.

*I provide a light snack afterwards to replenish and lost electrolytes.

*Dragons blood (tree sap from the amazon) is used to seal the gates, it acts as an antiseptic and promotes healing.

I play a relaxing playlist with ceremonial music and provide an ideal setting to allow for a comfortable experience with the desired results.

Benefits of Kambo Treatment

Kambo can help detoxify the body by stimulating the release of toxins through vomiting and purging.

It is suggested that Kambo can enhance the immune system’s response, potentially by triggering the release of endorphins and peptides that can improve immune function.

Some individuals report experiencing mental clarity, improved mood, and emotional release after undergoing Kambo ceremonies. It is believed that the peptides and other bioactive compounds in Kambo may have psychoactive effects that contribute to these experiences.

Most practitioners and users of Kambo believe that it has spiritual and energetic cleansing properties, helping to clear negative energies and blockages from the body and mind.

Certain compounds found in Kambo secretions may have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, although more studies are needed to confirm these effects.


Qualified Kambo Practitioner Edinburgh

Hello, I’m Neill, a qualified Kambo practitioner and holistic healer focusing on frog medicine. Through natural treatments, I specialise in assisting individuals with issues like depression, addiction, and more. I firmly believe in the healing capabilities of nature and the crucial role of achieving balance in our lives. Embark with me on a journey of self-discovery and wellness, exploring the remarkable potential of Kambo.

Most Kambo ceremonies are carried out in the safe setting I provide in Edinburgh, however, home visits can also be facilitated if you are local.

As you can see from the certifications, I am a fully qualified Kambo practitioner with the International Association of Kambo Practitioners.

I am also trained in First aid and CPR, to cover all scenarios although extremely unlikely and with low levels of risk .

Neill Robertson, Qualified Kambo Practitioner
International Association of Kambo Practitioners

Kambo Ceremony F.A.Q

In the U.K Kambo is unregulated, it is not considered Illegal but there is nothing to say it is entirely legal.

It is not an offence to posses kambo or take part in a kambo ceremony.

Kambo is a non psychoactive substance.

I source my Kambo from the Matses tribe in the Amazon.

The tribes do not harm or abuse the frogs, they see them as spiritual beings and are treated with respect. 

All kambo I source is harvested ethically with respect and no harm to the frog.

Many practitioners say 3 Kambo sessions in a moon cycle, I believe this is beneficial for some people but not needed for everyone.

I usually tell people they will know themselves intuitively when its time to do kambo, they may see a frog, dream of a frog or just have a strong feeling to do kambo again.

Kambo is safe to do regular.

Kambo is perfectly safe to do with a trained or experienced practitioner.

Someone fully trained will know about the many contraindications and substance guidelines that are in place to keep everyone safe.

We also have strict water guidelines to stick to and know what to do in the event of an emergency.



*Addisons disease

*Blood clots

*Breast feeding

*Bufo (in the last 6-8 weeks)

*Chemotherapy (recently)


*Heart conditions

*Low blood pressure (only if on medications)

*Organ transplant


*Recent surgery



*Under 18

This is a brief list of the main contraindications; I will always ask about your Medical history beforehand.



Certain medications / drugs may need to be stopped prior to kambo.

Please be honest when telling me about any health problems or about any medications or recreational drugs use.

Kambo is not for everyone.

There have been some cases of Esophageal rupture due to purging, this is a small risk that has happened to a very small number people.

Please let me know if you have had any injury or problems with your Esophagus.

History of Kambo

Indigenous tribes in the Amazon rainforest, particularly those in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia, have been using Kambo for centuries as part of their traditional medicine practices.

The application of Kambo typically involves burning small “points” or superficially scratching the skin and then applying the secretion to these wounds. This process is believed to allow the bioactive compounds in Kambo to enter the bloodstream, producing various physiological and psychological effects.

Kambo contains a complex mixture of peptides, including dermorphin and deltorphin, which are known for their potent analgesic properties. Other bioactive compounds found in Kambo include phyllocaerulein, phyllokinin, and sauvagine. These compounds are believed to interact with the body’s endocrine, nervous, and immune systems, producing effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate, and enhanced mental clarity.

Traditionally, Kambo has been used for a variety of purposes, including hunting aid, spiritual purification, and treatment of various ailments such as infections, fever, inflammation, and pain. In recent years, Kambo has gained popularity in Western countries as a purported natural remedy for detoxification, mental health issues, addiction, and physical ailments.

Despite its traditional use and growing popularity, scientific research on the safety and efficacy of Kambo is still limited. While some anecdotal evidence and preliminary studies suggest potential benefits, such as immune system modulation and pain relief, more rigorous research is needed to fully understand the effects and risks associated with Kambo use.

It’s important to approach Kambo with caution and to seek guidance from trained practitioners who can administer it safely in a controlled environment. 

Safe Setting in Edinburgh, Scotland

Home visits also available. 

Any questions call Neill on 07712 473083.

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