Ibogaine is a natural herbal product that is extracted from the root of an African shrub called Tabernanthe Iboga.
Iboga has a centuries-long history of medicinal and ceremonial use in West Africa by a culture known as Bwiti. It is greatly valued for both its medicinal qualities and its therapeutic psychoactive effects that have been found useful for psychospiritual healing purposes.
Ibogaine has a very unique property in that it is also useful in detoxification from chemical dependence to substances such as opiates, cocaine/crack and alcohol. It has been observed that ibogaine can significantly reduce the withdrawal symptoms that occur as a result of discontinuing a physically addictive substance. This action is remarkable in that its ability to significantly interrupt withdrawal happens rapidly, effectively and with only a single dose.
It also has persistent anti-craving and anti-depressant effects that can last for up to 3 months after therapy that may further contribute positively to a healthy recovery plan and lifestyle.
Ibogaine also has many other beneficial properties including antifungal, antiparasitic and possibly antiviral actions. While these effects need to be examined more closely, we find it highly promising for its use as a natural health product when used in a safe and therapeutically oriented framework.
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