Iboga fruit and leaves
Iboga is a powerful plant medicine, and should only be taken under the supervision of a trained provider.
Known as one of the world’s oldest visionary plant medicines used by humankind, the Iboga plant thrives in the jungles of West Africa. For thousands of years, this plant has been used for healing and initiation and is now coming forth offering it’s wisdom and healing properties to the modern world. In a time where depression, anxiety, addiction, and disease are all too common, this medicine is one of the keys to recreating and maintaining health within ourselves and our communities.
Iboga root is a powerful bitter herb, with the ability to rapidly detox the body and heal many physical ailments including: heavy metals build-up, HPV, herpes, acne, Lyme’s disease, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and digestive problems.
The spiritual nature of the plant often facilitates visions which enable the participant to clear past trauma, and get to the root of anything that is holding them back from living a life of joy and purpose. Iboga has the ability to treat many mental illnesses including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, bi-polar disorder, ADD, ADHD, addiction, and OCD.
Iboga is well-known for its anti-addictive properties and is crucial in the detox and rehabilitation of addiction from many drugs including : amphetamines, opiates, alcohol, nicotine, many pharmaceuticals, and more. Not only does it strip the harmful substances quickly from the body, and take away much of the discomfort of withdrawals, it also invites the participant to look within, at the original reason they made the choice to use.
For the Iboga ceremony, the inner root bark of the Tabernanthe Iboga plant is stripped and ground into a powder and eaten. Although the experience is different for everyone, the common thread which presents is a journey inward, a journey of self discovery, where the participant is reconnected with their own soul and life purpose, grounding them into what’s true and important for them in this life, right now. Iboga and the Bwiti tradition and principles are rooted in the ability to feel truly grateful for life, the deep inner knowing that life itself is the greatest gift of all. Re-awakening our reverence and connection to the earth and ourselves, stripping away the build up that comes with life’s ups and downs.
There is another man made derivative of Iboga being used primarily for addiction called Ibogaine, this often takes place in a clinical rather than ceremonial setting. At Iboga Healing we believe that the intact Iboga root bark, containing all of it’s original alkaloids is the best way to access the myriad healing properties of this plant.