It’s both a therapeutic and psychoactive addiction-breaker. It helps in breaking both drugs and alcohol addictions as well as cigarette and wipes out mental depression. It’s known for its modern use in treating opiate heroin, cocaine other drug addiction. therapy for chemical dependence that eliminates physical withdrawal signs and interrupts drugs craving behavior.
Iboga refers to the root bark that is collected from the base and roots of the iboga tree.
The root bark is dried and then shaved, and consumed in this raw form by people during Bwiti ceremonies. The root bark contains at least twelve alkaloids, including ibogaine, ibogamine, ibogaline, tabernanthine, voacangine and coronaridine. Ibogaines the most abundant of these alkaloids. There is some evidence that at least some of the other alkaloids, particularly ibogamine, potentiate ibogaine via a so-called “entourage” effect.
Although the iboga tree is most often described as a shrub, it can in fact grow up to 10m in height. The iboga tree has a symbiotic relationship with elephants, who eat the fruit and distribute the seeds. Sadly, this relationship has had negative consequences in recent years, thanks to the illegal ivory trade. Elephants are killed for their ivory, and iboga illegally smuggled out of Cameroon.