Tabernanthe iboga (botany)

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Tabernanthe iboga (botany)
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T. iboga
Taxonomical nomenclature
Kingdom Plantae
Unranked Angiosperms
Unranked Eudicots
Unranked Asterids
Order Gentianales
Family Apocynaceae
Genus Tabernathe
Species iboga
Common nomenclature
Common names Iboga
Constituents
Active constituents The mainly psychoactive alkaloid is Ibogaine.

Tabernanthe iboga, or simply iboga, is a perennial rainforest shrub and psychedelic which is native to western Central Africa. In parts of Africa where the plant grows, the bark of the root is chewed for various pharmacological or ritualistic purposes. Ibogaine, the active alkaloid, is also used to treat substance abuse disorders and depression. A small amount of ibogaine, along with precursors of ibogaine, are found in Voacanga africana.

Descriptions and habitat

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