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Ibogaine is one of around 12 active alkaloids found in the West African plant Tabernanthe Iboga. 
It is a 'dream inducing' psychoactive substance that is banned in some countries; 
in other countries it is being used to treat drug addiction.
Ibogaine is used for medicinal and ritual purposes within African spiritual traditions of the Bwiti, 
who claim to have learned it from the Pygmy peoples.


  • To share research, best methods and to educate in the safe use of Ibogaine for medicinal and cultural purposes by
    • Sharing material on this wiki licensed Creative Commons,
      • and written in easy to understand language
  • To promote Ibogaine as effective in the reduction or elimination of addiction to substances,
    • Through it's ability to assist with minimising the symptoms of substance withdrawal
      • in Aotearoa NZ



  • In some countries Ibogaine is scheduled or illegal
    • Check your counties status here
  • In February 2012 Medsafe NZ made ibogaine a 'non-approved' presciption medication under section 29 of the medicines act
    • Doctors in Aotearoa NZ can prescribe Ibogaine Hcl to patients or a client of an Ibogaine provider who has a chemical dependence
      • Primarily for opioids such as morphine or methadone - see section 10.1.


Client Health Conditions

  • Some medical issues make taking Ibogaine dangerous

Side Effects:

  1. Nausea and movement-induced vomiting
  2. Ataxia (impaired motor coordination)
  3. Visual distortion
  4. Decreased need for sleep for several days or even weeks
    • A frequent and common side effect in opiate detox
  5. Restlessness
    • This can last several hours
  6. Impairment of concentration and verbal communication
    • Usually experienced during the first 6 hours
  7. Loss of appetite
Clients should understand that these side effects are transitory


  • There have been reported deaths due to acute heart failure, a combination of ibogaine and other drugs and some unexplained reasons (see table in link below).
Ibogaine Fatalities


The people who assist in the use of Ibogaine will have some or all of the following skills
  • Participant
    • Experienced the effects of Ibogaine themselves
  • Addiction training
    • Counselling
  • Mentored
    • Sat in on other treatments
  • Medical
    • First aid trained
    • Nurse
    • Medical Doctor

  • Initial Contact
  • etc

Ibogaine Aotearoa Charitable Trust

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