IBOGA Key Facts
Tabernanthe iboga (iboga) is a perennial rainforest shrub native to Central Africa. This bush is indigenous to Gabon. It is cultivated across Central Africa. lbogaine was first isolated in its crystalized salt form in 1901. The Bwiti people of Gabon utilize iboga as part of ceremonial rites of passage, healing and for spiritual growth.
In lower doses, ibogaine acts as a stimulant, but in higher doses it is characterized as an oneirogen -a substance that promotes “waking dream” states, primarily through closed-eye visualizations, the retrieval of repressed memories, and profound self-reflection.
lbogaine is a psychoactive and psychedelic alkaloid found in the root bark of Tabernathe iboga or the bark of Voacanga African. lbogaine has a complex pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile that is not completely understood.
lbogaine’s mechanism of action results from a complex interaction with multiple neurotransmitters rather than a single neurotransmitter. lbogaine has been shown to interact with the acetylcholine, dopamine, and serotonin systems.