About Ibogaine

About Ibogaine

What is Ibogaine?

​Ibogaine is an alkaloid extracted principally from the root bark of the shrub Tabernanthe Iboga, which grows in the West Central African rain forest.

The most used form of Iboga is Ibogaine Hydrochloride. This is the alkaloid Ibogaine, stabilized in the form of salt, taken in capsules. We also use the Total Extract (TA) of numerous alkaloids contained in the root bark of the shrub Tabernathe Iboga. The content of Ibogaine in the TA is around 40% but it may vary. Some of these alkaloids have similar properties to Ibogaine. In combination these 2 formulas provides a psycho-spiritual experience in addition to addiction relief.

Frequently Ibogaine is referred to as a hallucinogen. It is not. It is an oneirophrenic, though we prefer referring to the effect as a “remogen” referring to the REM or Rapid Eye Movement normally occurring for brief periods of time during the sleep/dream state. With Ibogaine you experience this state of REM for hours while fully conscious and aware.

Legal Status of Ibogaine

The legal status differs from country to country. Ibogaine is currently scheduled as an illegal substance in USA, Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium and Switzerland. Even where Ibogaine is not illegal it is unlikely that it is available to be administered by a physician or in a clinic or hospital for the simple reason that these institutions can use only registered medications, which Ibogaine is not.

Ibogaine treatment providers put themselves at risk each treatment they do, as from a legal point of view they could be held responsible if anything would happen during the treatment. (Perhaps this is one of the reasons why there are so few Ibogaine treatment providers all around the world.)

Ibogaine & Research

There was a head of steam and considerable excitement relating to the world-wide experimental and research efforts regarding psychedelics and their impact on psychotherapy when, in the mid-60s, these efforts were forcefully shut down, de-funded and disparaged. Great promise came to a screeching halt (except, perhaps with the CIA and the like).

While today there are some visible efforts to resurrect some of this investigation, and beyond, the over arching direct experience is left to the efforts of groups like IbogaQuest. We have experienced remarkable results addressing various conditions being talked about on the Internet but know we have just barely touches the tip of the iceberg relating to numerous physical as well as psychological conditions influenced by the Iboga alkaloids. There is no textbook or reference guide* to reach for and so the burden of bringing promise to reality remains our weight to carry, particularly as people reach out regarding conditions as far afield as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Fibromyalgia etc. etc. Individual results do not provide an answer and they barely scratch the surface for a reasoned response.

Please support research for Iboga and the universe of plant medicine so unattractive to the profit motives of the medical establishment and pharmaceutical industry.

Current experience and new findings concerning Ibogaine: