Watchdog bans frog poison 'detox' therapists

The move follows the death of NSW kambo practitioner Natasha Lechner

Two alternative healers who allegedly treat clients using Amazonian frog poison have been banned amid fears the therapy could be putting the public at risk.

Kambo frog

There have been growing concerns about the practice, known as kambo, which involves burning the skin with a hot stick and then placing a poisonous secretion harvested from the skin of the giant green monkey frog on to the wounds.

Some kambo practitioners claim the poison is a strong natural anti-inflammatory,&nbsp

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