The spirit of Iboga, the origin, the effects of the plant, the pharmacology & chemistry of the plant, the history of use for psychotherapy and addiction recovery, safety considerations.
Ibogaine is an isolated active alkaloid from the root bark of the central West African shrub Tabernanthe Iboga. It has been used for thousands of years for spiritual development and as a rite of passage into adulthood. Its properties as a treatment to stop addiction withdrawal were unknown until the late 1960’s. Since that time, studies undertaken by leading research and academic facilities have shown that Ibogaine is an effective addiction interrupter for substances including heroin, methadone, methamphetamine, cocaine, alcohol, and nicotine, as well a highly effective therapy for psycho-spiritual maladies including depression, childhood trauma, PTSD, compulsive fear, bi-polar disorder, and OCD. All in all, Ibogaine has proven itself to be an incredibly useful tool in breaking through old habits and patterns that keep us separate from our true nature.