Tabernanthe iboga, or also only briefly Iboga, Eboga, Eboka, or Obona mentioned (Syn.: Tabernanthe bocca, Tabernanthe pubescens, Tabernanthe tenuiflora), is a plant type from the family of the dog poison plants (Apocynaceae).
The plant is common particularly in Gabon and that Congo-domestic is the Iboga bush in the Unterholz of the tropical forests of Africa. He is cultivated in many areas of west Africa.
It is a bush with small, shining, high up to two meters, lanzettlichen sheets, forms small white-pink blooms and olive-large, orangene fruits.
The root of the Iboga, above all the internal layer of the root crust, contains twelve psychoaktive Indol alkaloids, above all the Ibogain (12-Methoxy-ibogamin). Qualitatively high-quality root crust can contain up to 6% Ibogain. She tastes extremely bitter and in smallchopped or gemahlenem condition is zerkaut and with plentifully water swallowed. Just as with the extracted Ibogain bound as hydrochloride smaller doses work stimulating and aphrodisierend during larger doses release visions, i.e. lively being awake areas with closed eyes. Contrary to the pure Ibogain the acute effect of the Iboga continues however longer (6-12 instead of 4-8 hr.) and for it subjectively than is less violently felt. Nausea and frequent vomiting with high dosage are however still more strongly pronounced.
The discovery of the effect is attributed the which probably already use Iboga for primeval times. After the legend she was discovered by a hunter, that hunted a shrub pig, which nibbled at the root of the Iboga. After the benefit of the Innereien it had visions. Another excessive quantity to consequence some observed such as gorillas the root excavated and abnagten and copied it to them.
The plant serves today particularly in the Bwiti cult with the catch and Mitsogo in Gabon and adjacent areas of the neighboring countries as ritual drug.
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