Ibogaine is a psychedelic with dissociative and dream-like effects that reliably appear with certain doses. At lower doses, it’s been used as a stimulant and aphrodisiac.
The use of T. iboga dates back centuries in Gabon, Cameroon, and surrounding countries. Bwiti, an African religion that uses iboga, has received a fair amount of attention and is widely practiced in Gabon.
Since the late 1900s, people have been taking ibogaine in an attempt to reduce or eliminate their dependence on other drugs, particularly
Ibogaine = 12-Methoxyibogamine
Tabernanthe iboga = Iboga; Eboga; Libuga; Bocca; Eboge; Lebogo; Lebuga; Dibuga; Diboga; Dibuyi; Dibugi
Dose Oral (opioid dependence)
Total: 15 – 25 mg/kg
Total: 8 – 12 mg/kg
Total: Under 50 mg
Oral (iboga root bark)
Contains: 1 – 7% alkaloids (usually 2 – 4% ibogaine)
Timeline Oral (hallucinogenic dose)
Total: 24 – 36 hours
Onset: ~ 00:45
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