There are certain preparations you must do before undergoing an iboga experience. These preparations will enable you to have the best out of the iboga experience.
Iboga, a type of African tree bark, has been used for thousands of years in West Africa.
The root bark and leaves of the Tabernanthe iboga plant contain ibogaine, which is said to have hallucinogenic properties.
Iboga preparations are often used in ceremonies as a way to heal physical and mental pain and promote overall well-being.
But before you start taking ibogaine yourself, it’s important to understand what goes into preparing an iboga tea or tincture so that you can safely prepare your own medicine at home using this ancient plant-based remedy.
Let’s get to see some of these preparatory practices.
Best practices to prepare yourself
Iboga is a powerful medicine, and the experience it brings can be intense. While iboga has been used for thousands of years, it’s still important to prepare yourself for what you’re going to experience in medicine.
Here are some ways you can prepare yourself:
Set an intention before taking iboga
Many people find that setting an intention beforehand helps them stay focused during their ceremony.
For example, if you’re going into your first iboga ceremony because you want to stop drinking alcohol but feel worried about how difficult it will be, then set an intention that says something like
“I’m ready for this journey.”
Having an intention ahead of time will give you something to hold onto during times when things get tough—and they will get tough! But don’t worry; we’ll talk more about that later on in this section.
Prepare a space where you'll be able to take iboga
Ibogaine is best taken in quiet surroundings with no interruptions because there are no major side effects and any discomfort will likely come from internal discomfort as opposed to external sources (noise).
If possible, make sure there’s no furniture blocking access between your bed or couch and the bathroom.
So if the need arises during the session then the bathroom won’t require walking through the entire house past other rooms with busy family members/friends nearby doing activities unrelated but nearby.
Nonetheless which might cause unnecessary stressor which could potentially hinder progress made while under influence during session thus making the experience less enjoyable overall causing potential negative emotions such as anger frustration guilt sadness etcetera.
Iboga is a powerful plant medicine that can help with addiction and mental illness. However, it is not for everyone. Iboga has the ability to heal trauma, but it is not a cure for addiction or mental illness.
cure for addiction or mental illness.
If you are considering taking iboga, please be aware of these facts:
- Ibogaine is illegal in some countries (for example, the United States). You may need to travel abroad in order to have this experience. Be sure to do your research before going abroad!
- If you have severe depression or anxiety issues, you should consider taking time off from your current medications and seeing a therapist before trying iboga. This way you will be able to better understand what effects the medicine has on your brain chemistry so that when working with a therapist afterward he or she will know exactly how much work needs to be done on changing those patterns through therapy sessions alone versus if there was any residual effect from taking ibogaine earlier in life which might still need addressing after having used drugs regularly again later on down the road due to relapsing back into old habits.”
What is Iboga?
Iboga is used as a treatment for drug addiction and mental illness. It’s a powerful psychedelic, and its effects last for several days to weeks after ingestion.
Iboga has been used for thousands of years in spiritual ceremonies by the Bwiti tribe of Gabon and Cameroon, who believe iboga to be sacred; those who partake in this ritual are called Babongo (children of the forest).
Ibogaine is the active component extracted from the root bark of Tabernanthe iboga, which contains many other alkaloids including tabersonine and coronaridine.
Other plants may also contain these alkaloids but they’re less potent than pure ibogaine
Benefits of Iboga
When you are ready to take iboga, you can expect the following benefits:
- Iboga is a powerful medicine that can help with addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more.
- Iboga is a plant-based medicine that has been used for centuries as an effective treatment for mental health conditions.
Ibogaine is currently being studied as a safe and non-toxic alternative to methadone for treating addiction.
The primary alkaloid in ibogaine appears to be able to prevent withdrawal symptoms from opiate drugs like heroin or prescription painkillers without causing abuse or overdose risk itself.
The recommended dosage is 10-15mg/kg, which translates to 60-120mg for an average adult. The maximum safe dosage is 300mg (60mg/kg), but doses below 200mg are not likely to be effective.
Children should have lower doses of iboga than adults because their bodies cannot tolerate as much iboga.
For children under the age of 12, a smaller dose of around 15 mg/kg is recommended; for children between 12 and 18 years old, a dose in the range of 25 mg/kg may be used as well.
Pregnant women should also take less iboga than non-pregnant women because it can affect fetal development and harm your baby’s health if taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Overall, iboga is a wonderful plant to work with and has so much potential for healing.
It’s important to keep in mind that no two people are the same, so it’s crucial that you listen carefully to your body when working with this powerful medicine.
When it comes down to it, your preparation should be guided by what feels right for you—so don’t feel pressured by anything else!