Is Ibogaine a drug?
Ibogaine is a psychoactive substance derived from the roots of the African rainforest shrub Tabernanthe iboga. It is traditionally used in low doses by indigenous peoples of Western Africa to combat fatigue, hunger, and thirst, and in higher doses as a sacrament in spiritual initiation ceremonies.
Subsequent studies have shown that it has been successfully used for heroin and opioid addiction and withdrawal. It is revealed that ibogaine also treats other addictions successfully including alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, steroids, methadone. Its effection does not stop to addiction interruption only but it adjusts brain chemistry to a point that a person who might experience intense withdrawal symptoms for one or two weeks does not go through the withdrawal symptoms or suffer from cravings.
Ibogaine is a natural substance but it has a few side effects if used incautiously. For instance, slight hallucination effects, that may result in short-term depression and anxiety but it is a potential solution to devastating addiction problems.