Ignacio Carrera, Ph.D
Ibogaine is a potent psychedelic substance found mainly in the root bark of the shrub Tabernanthe iboga, native of the Congo and Gabon, as well as in other plants of the Apocynaceae family. It has been used in rituals for spiritual growth and medical purposes in the Bwiti spiritual tradition. In the Western world, ibogaine has become widely known because of its beneficial effects on drug addiction.1 These effects have been confirmed in studies on rodents, where ibogaine decreases seeking behavior for morphine, heroin, cocaine, nicotine, and alcohol. For humans, the reduction of drug craving by ibogaine have been highlighted in many anecdotal reports… continue reading.