As neither of these lists are exhaustive, if you have any one of these conditions or any other serious physical or mental health issue, it is very important to discuss this with your practitioner in order to ensure it is safe for you to take Kambo.
Who Can't Take Kambo?
When administered by a properly trained, knowledgable and skilled practitioner, Kambo is completely safe.
The following is a list of contraindications. If a person has any of these conditions, it is unsafe to take Kambo.
Serious heart problems that include: heart bypass surgery, valve replacement, pacemaker, enlarged heart
Have had a stroke
On medication for low blood pressure
Have had a brain hemorrhage
Have had aneurisms or blood clots
Lack the mental capacity to make the decision to take Kambo
Have undergone chemotherapy or radiotherapy, must wait 4 to 6 weeks afterward
Have serious mental health issues excluding depression, PTSD and anxiety
Have had a psychotic episode in the past 5 years
Taking immune-suppressants for organ transplant
Have Addison's disease
Have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Are recovering from a major surgical procedure
Have current and severe epilepsy
Women who are pregnant or may be so
Women who are breast feeding a child under 6 months old
Caution is required for the following:
Taking immune-suppressants for auto immune disorders
Taking slimming, serotonin or sleeping supplements
Active drug or alcohol addiction
Long term or water fasting must be discontinued 7 days before and after taking Kambo, other than the required fasting before taking Kambo
Colonics, enemas, liver flushes should be avoided within 3 days before and after taking Kambo