Tabernanthe iboga has following healing properties.
|Psychedelic agent||Tabernanthe iboga is psychoactive herb, which alters perception and cognition.|
|Anti-depressant||It is used in the treatment of depression and mental stress|
|De-addiction||It is used for de-addiction of modern drugs.|
|Mild Hallucinogen||It can alter sensory experiences.|
Tabernanthe iboga is helpful in following health conditions.
- Mental stress
- Opiate addiction
- Drug de-addiction
TABERNANTHE IBOGA BENEFITS & USES
The therapeutic use of Tabernanthe iboga plant is generally for depression, drug addiction and other mental diseases. Here are some beneficial effects of Iboga tree.
Mental stress and Depression
However, the use of Tabernanthe iboga in mental stress and depression is not common, but it can increase serotonin levels in the brain, which can result in feeling good and getting rid of depression and negative thoughts. However, there are possible chances of developing dependence on Tabernanthe iboga for this purpose, so it should be used with caution and under medical supervision. (1)
Tabernanthe iboga in crude form, extract and its alkaloid is used in the treatment of opiate addiction. The de-addiction therapy can continue for a few days to reduce the physical dependence of person on opiate compounds. (2)
Studies show that Tabernanthe iboga is also effective for interrupting addiction to alcohol. It can suppress habit of alcohol intake. It might have modulating effects on neuronal system, which is involved in drinking behavior. Thus, it can reduce alcohol consumption. (3, 4, 5)
Studies also concluded that Iboga tree and its extract could give relief from nicotine addiction. The alkaloid of Iboga plant has effects on serotonin levels in the brain, which might help reducing urge to take nicotine or other drugs. (6, 7)
Some people are using Iboga tree for getting rid of drug addiction. Iboga has anti-addiction effects. These effects have analyzed in many animal studies and reported in human. However, the pharmacological action of its extract or alkaloid is quite complex and might affect different neurotransmitters in the brain. It might have modulating effects, which helps suppressing urge to take drugs.