Tabernanthe iboga (iboga/eboga/the wood) is a West African shrub that has a long history of use by the people of Gabon & pygmy cultures for such purposes as ceremony, celebration, initiation, connectivity and divination in the form of a plant medicine. The Gabonese continue to use the plant today traditionally for Bwiti religious rites of passage, medicinal purposes and ritualistic experiences to connect with spirit and one another.


The plant has many effects, depending on the intention, dose, environment and individual. Most noticeably iboga has adaptogenic, anti-viral, anti-depressant, and anti-addictive qualities by inducing a stimulating, oneirogenic (dream-inducing), visionary, introspective, purgative and often spiritual experience.


The plant’s root bark has high concentrations of ibogaine, a psychoactive indole alkaloid with dissociative properties. However the plant has many active alkaloids and components that synergise together powerfully to trigger the body's own healing process. 


Through a process that is mentally, emotionally and spiritually introspective, one can be rapidly detoxed from many deep rooted addictions. The process interrupts physical & psychological dependencies through a mental defragmentation & a physical reset, a new beginning, attenuating withdrawal symptoms and inducing spiritual exploration & inner-self-work. Through self reflection the individual can address one’s deep rooted beliefs and conditionings. Iboga has a particular affinity to opiate addiction and has the potential to remove all opiate withdrawals almost immediately.

iboga - a sacrament of transition

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