Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive indole alkaloid found in plants in the Apocynaceae family such as Tabernanthe iboga, Voacanga africana and Tabernaemontana undulata. In the iboga plant (Tabernanthe iboga), the highest concentration of ibogaine is found in the root bark.
These plants are used for medicinal and ritualistic purposes among the tribes of Congo and Gabon. Similar to the popular ayahuasca of South American shamanism, the Central African plant that is iboga is considered to be a teacher plant’ and an ‘Entheogen’ – ‘Entheo’ coming from the old Greek word for ‘God,’ and ‘gen’ signifying ‘generate’ or ‘generation.’
The most common use for iboga is in the treatment of addiction, outside of Western clinical environments. It is reported that withdrawal symptoms are greatly minimized during the process of healing addiction with the use of iboga. In the tribal cultures of the Congo Basin, significantly larger doses of this plant are used for the purposes of initiation.
The Seeker’s Guide to Iboga and ibogaineIboga is a core part of one of the most important Central African religions and it appears to have the potential to help those Westerners whose lives have been most devastated by the opioid crisis. Unlike most other natural psychedelics, iboga is not a relatively safe plant. Linked to a…Read More
The European Ibogaine Forum will take place in Vienna from September 8-10. The conference will bring together some of the leading researchers in the science and therapeutic use of Ibogaine. The forum aims to raise awareness of the beneficial properties of this unique plant-derived medicine in Europe, to stimulate further research interest, support advocacy in…Read More
We are in the midst of a global opiate addiction and overdose epidemic. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in its 2017 World Drug Report, “Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of the negative health impact associated with drug use disorders worldwide.” One…Read More
This is an information guide written to help optimize the healing benefits from your iboga healing ceremony. When in doubt, seek medical advice from a doctor. Iboga, is the common name of a group of perennial shrubs that belong to the Apocynaceae family, which are typically found in the understory of tropical forests in the…Read More
With global opioid abuse reaching record levels, opiate users are turning to an ancient and powerful plant medicine, that some say is many times stronger than ayahuasca in ceremonial doses, for healing. Iboga is a visionary medicine held sacred by the indigenous people of Central West Africa. The name generally refers to the Tabernanthe iboga…Read More
In the face of widespread drug prohibition in most of the world, unregulated treatments in other countries, and traditional shamanic cultures that do not provide diplomas or licenses in the same way, how do you go about finding a qualified iboga or ibogaine provider? You are going to want to conduct independent research, consult with…Read More
by E. Bast & Lorna Liana The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recently called for a state of emergency in dealing with the opioid epidemic, which now kills more than 100 Americans daily. Addiction to opioid painkillers has been fueling the dramatic rise in heroin abuse and overdose in the…Read More
Iboga is one of the most psychedelic plant medicines in the world, and can can refer to many plants in the Apocynaceae family of perennial rainforest shrubs with psychoactive properties, including Tabernanthe iboga, Tabernanthe manii, and Voacanga africana. Iboga stimulates the central nervous system when taken in small doses and induces visions in larger doses.…Read More