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    What is Ibogaine & Iboga

What is ibogaine?

what is ibogaine

Molecular structure of ibogaine - naturally present psychoactive substance

The most active molecule extracted from the Tabernanthe iboga shrub’s root bark is called ibogaine. Ibogaine has unique pharmacokinetic properties; it is an “addiction-interrupter” – the only known substance in the world which enables people to quit even highly addictive substances such as opiates, nicotine and cocaine without withdrawal symptoms. The almost miraculous effects of ibogaine happens rapidly, within the first hour of treatment.

What is ibogaine’s other healing factor?

iboga extract

capsules with iboga extract

The other factor which makes ibogaine an effective treatment for addictions is its ability to heal the emotional and psychological root causes of addiction. Ibogaine works through past traumas, learned destructive behaviours and belief systems. It heals the underlying emotional cause of your addiction. Ibogaine also has an enduring antidepressant effect which further contributes to a successful recovery plan. Ibogaine also has other beneficial properties. It works as a strong detoxifier. It’s also known for its powerful antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral actions, which promote general well being and increases the energy level of the patient after treatment.

What is ibogaine also known for?

iboga tree


Ibogaine is also used as a psycho-spiritual medicine and visionary tool. Consumption of the molecule induces a deep meditative state that can lead to visions and a dream-like state that can yield deep personal insights. Ibogaine brings us back to ourselves, offering guidance and healing on a deep spiritual level. Many people report a noticeable and long lasting shift in their consciousness gaining a different perspective and new ways of understanding themselves and the world. The deep spiritual healing actions of ibogaine together with its brain resetting and reprogramming abilities described above are useful in treatment of mental and emotional conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD or PTSD.

What is iboga?

what is iboga

Tabernanthe Iboga Tree

Tabernanthe iboga is a shrub which grows in the Congo basin of the central African rainforest, in Gabon, Cameroon and the Democratice Republic of the Congo. Iboga has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Iboga is also a sacramental part of the spiritual tradition called Bwiti, used during coming-of-age ceremonies, to help establish the participant’s role within the community as a new adult. Since pure iboga rootbark as used during Bwiti is harsh on the body, at Iboga Tree Healing House we use both: Iboga total alkaloid extract (TA) and ibogaine HCL extract, depending on the patient’s individual needs and the purpose of the treatment. Nowadays, both iboga TA and ibogaine HCL are commonly used in most clinics.

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Additional resources:

www.maps.org/research/ibogaine-therapy | www.drugs.com/npp/iboga.html
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