Kambo is not a hallucinogenic, but it is a deep cleansing physical, emotional and mental treatment. Traditionally, the tribes use it to ward off the enemy, to rid one of laziness, lack of desire, sadness, mental, spiritual and physical weakness, low self-esteem and disharmony with nature. It is known to bring happiness to those who take it, to bring luck, to unblock and circulate the heart chakra, to gain strength, aid in “hunting magic” to get rid of “panema” or bad luck, it enhances vigor, speed and endurance and makes the hunter invisible to their prey by temporarily eliminating the human scent. Medicinal uses of Kambo amongst the Amazonian tribes include the most common illnesses in their environment, such as:
- Snake bites
- Fertility issues
- Pain and inflammation.
- Viral and bacterial infections, including those of the staphylococcus family.