Tabernanthe Iboga is a west African bush. The iboga has a central role in the Bwiti religion of West Central Africa for generations. The Bwiti use the root bark for various purposes including spiritual development, a rite of passage into adulthood, healing ceremonies and initiations.
Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive compound found in Tabernanthe Iboga. Ibogaine effects the complex interactions between multiple neurotransmitter systems. The Ibogaine alkaloid helps with one single dosage to restore the proper functioning of the brain's neurochemistry.
In western society ibogaine is used for treating withdrawal symptoms from drugs dependence and for psychotherapy, particularly as a treatment for the effects of trauma or conditioning. When used correctly it is considered by many to be a relatively safe and highly effective addiction recovery. Ibogaine should always be used in a safe environment with experiended therapists, , otherwise taking ibogaine can be a very risky undertaking.
Ibogaine causes a massive reduction in the symptoms of drug withdrawal, allowing relatively painless detoxification. During the detoxification, there is an altering state of mind, sometimes with visions. It has the effect of lowering in the desire to use drugs for a period of time after treatment, typically between one week and several months. This has been confirmed by scientific studies.
Both scientific studies and widespread anecdotal reports state the effectiveness of ibogaine to break addiction.
Nevertheless ibogaine is still very unknown, but does appear in the media ones in a while.