The plant form of ibogaine hcl is known as the iboga root bark. The Bwiti Tribe in West Gibon have been using this for spiritual reasons for centuries. They are not a religion, but merely a culture who honors mother nature.
The primary use of the iboga plant is used when a child turns 13 years old. The plant is supposed to give the child an introspective experience. An introspective experience that brings up any past traumas that may interfere with the growth of the child. In doing so, the child experiences what has been referred to as the Rite of Passage.
Although ibogaine in its plan based form is quite traditional it possesses unnecessary side effects. This has caused people in the past unwanted side effects. Not to mention eating the iboga root bark is a very unpleasant experience in itself. Ibogaine has been extracted into powder form.
The original extraction had been referred to as Ibogaine Total Alkaloid or Ibogaine TA. This contains other twelve other alkaloids. Most of these alkaloids have proven to be ineffective. Not only that but they prolong the medicinal value of the single alkaloid.
Ibogaine hydrochloride has been extracted from the total alkaloid, giving the person the most effective and comfortable experience possible.