What is Ibogaine?
Ibogaine is a psychedelic substance extracted from a Western African shrub. It can be found in the root of the Tabernanthe iboga. Ibogaine is hallucinogenic, and if people use it in larger doses, they may deal with powerful psychedelic states.
In the past, ibogaine was used a lot in West Africa. It was an important part of initiation rituals and healing ceremonies in the Bwiti religion.
According to some research, smaller doses of ibogaine might be beneficial in decreasing opioid cravings and helping with opioid withdrawal. However, if it is used in larger amounts, it may result in hallucinations and strong psychedelic states. At the same time, nobody knows how the drug works exactly.
Some of the studies were done solely on animals. At the same time, some people died as a result of taking ibogaine. Therefore, the FDA did not approve the drug for medical use, and it is currently a Schedule I drug.