Ibogaine History

Ibogaine was first discovered in West Africa by the Bwiti tribal members over one thousand years ago. Ibogaine was ingested in low doses by chewing the root bark of the Iboga shrub. Ibogaine was used by the Bwiti as a traditional medication and stave off hunger and fatigue while on long hunting trips. Ibogaine is still used in many parts around the globe for religious, sacred, and psychotherapeutic reasons.

Ibogaine reemerged in the early 1900s in France, where it gained popularity for its medicinal properties in treating depression and other illnesses. Ibogaine was processed and sold as ‘Lambarene,’ a neuromuscular stimulant. Ibogaine continued to take shape as it spread into the United States. It is here where Ibogaine was accidentally discovered as an addiction treatment in the 1960s. In the 1980s and ’90s, Ibogaine gained a lot of attention in the Netherlands. Over the past decades, many small and large organizations throughout Africa, Europe, and the Americas have formed and advocated for Ibogaine. Ibogaine continues to gain momentum in various countries outside the United States and Europe.

Today Ibogaine has been researched, studied, and refined to treat addiction while providing a safe and comfortable experience. Ibogaine rewires the brain receptors that are serving the addiction while revealing the blinders behind the addiction. When properly administered, Ibogaine treatment has shown an incredible ability to eliminate withdrawal symptoms and decrease the cravings of Cocaine, Heroin, Opiate medications, Methamphetamines, Methadone, Alcohol, Suboxone Subutex, and almost every other type of mind-altering substance as well.

Ibogaine HCL is most commonly used as a treatment for chemical dependency. Universities and Medical Centers worldwide continue to show that Ibogaine effectively treats addiction by resetting the brain to its natural state of functioning.