is a perennial rainforest shrub native to western Central Africa (Gabun, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana)
Iboga usually grows 2 m tall, but can grow under the right conditions into a small tree with a height of up to 10 m. It has small green leaves from 9 to 10 cm length and 3 cm width. Sometimes it is possible to find a larger specimen of the plant with leaves up to 21 cm long and 7 cm wide.
The flowers of Iboga are tubular white and pink and the fruits are orange-colored and can be either oval and elongated or have a spherical shape with 20 to 30 small brown seeds.
Using Iboga & Ibogaine
The roots of Tabernanthe Iboga contain 5 to 6 indole alkaloids, of which the most famous alkaloid is ibogaine (12-methoxyibogamine (C20H26N2O).
The highest concentration of ibogaine is found in the inner bark of plant 11. When used, Iboga has a bitter earthy taste and has an anaesthetic effect on the oral cavity.
Iboga is an extremely effective plant and can be used for a variety of medical and psychospiritual purposes. Here is a short list of conditions that can be treated with Iboga;
- The flu
- Nervous diseases
- Low sex drive
Ibogain alkaloid is a plant that is successfully used in the fight against drug addictions and is considered a very effective interrupter for opiate and alcohol addictions. Ibogaine is known to greatly reduce withdrawal symptoms.