Kambo is a medicinal practice that involves using the secretions from the giant monkey frog, phyllomedusa bicolor, from the Amazon for its medicinal health benefits. The secretions have been used by indigenous people of South America to strengthen their immune systems and clear the body of various toxins. Today, Kambo is used to cleanse the body, as well as to treat various illnesses ranging from chronic pain, addiction, infertility, depression, and diabetes.
To experience Kambo, you can search for an experienced Kambo practitioner around you or go to a retreat center that provides Kambo treatments, such as a kambo retreat center in Iquitos, Peru, the largest city in the Amazon jungle in Peru.
Kambo is offered by various retreat centers in Iquitos, Peru, with retreats ranging from two days to as long as 16 days. The package you choose is determined by what you’re looking for in the retreat and what programs you would like to experience. The retreats sometimes include meditation time, select organic/vegetarian meals, and a serene environment.
Sometimes, Kambo treatments are paired with ayahuasca treatments for a holistic transformation experience. Often, Kambo is given in the morning of the day where ayahuasca is given in the evening. Kambo treatments can last up to 45 minutes per session and are carried out under the watchful guidance of an experienced Kambo practitioner. It is important to note that the frogs are not harmed during the extraction of the secretions. They are placed under stressful situations which makes them produce the secretions which are then carefully extracted for the session. Contact the lodge you are interested in to find out all the activities you will be engaging in so you know what to expect in advance.
Kambo retreats are a great way to experience alternative healing, and it is worth the trip. Many centers in Iquitos offer this service, so it can be quite challenging to pick one for your experience. You can use review sites to gauge people’s personal experiences with various retreats and how well they were treated to choose a center.
At Selva Vida Lodge & Retreat Center, we offer Kambo treatments, as well as other medicinal plants such as Ayahuasca and San Pedro, as part of a 4-7-day retreat. Contact us to find out more and plan your trip to the Amazon.