Ibogaine, the stuff derived from the root bark of an African plant and historically used in ethnomedicine by traditional communities, is showing promising results in the long-term elimination of drug use, abstinence and the desire to consume. Ibogaine is a type of natural alkaloid that has been in use in recent decades as an adjunct to the treatment of opiate withdrawal.
The Ibogaine has been used therapeutically for various indications, particularly for opioid detoxification. It has been shown to decrease the abuse of stimulants such as heroin and marijuana, opioids, alcohol. As well as significantly reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms with a single administration.
Ibogaine Treatment has also been used for other indications, such as the treatment of psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. It has been reported that its psychological effects have helped people to see difficult experiences objectively and helps facilitate closure in unresolved emotional conflicts.
There is also anecdotal evidence, and a theoretical framework, which suggests that ibogaine may have beneficial therapeutic effects in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and similar diseases. Ibogaine has been shown, in animal experiments, to be neuroprotective and also to stimulate the levels of the neurotrophic factor derived from a glial cell line (GDNF) in the brain, which stimulates the growth of new neurons, and has shown an excellent benefit for Parkinson's disease.
People have experienced benefits of ibogaine therapy for this and other uses, including increasing fertility, reducing the viral load of Hepatitis C, and alleviating the symptoms of Tourette syndrome. Beyond its potential medical benefit, Ibogaine Treatment is used by many who wish to explore its potential for spiritual and personal growth. Many have referred to the addictive nature described in the Buddhist practice of attachment to the world, to life events or aspects of own identity and suggest that ibogaine helps to relax the "existential attachment."
Ibogaine Treatment consists of a safety review protocol, a structured and comfortable environment for treatment by an experienced guide and continuous post-treatment care. Clinical studies are necessary to verify that a treatment based on low doses of ibogaine is effective and safe for the detoxification of methadone. If a treatment program of this kind, which is not excessively expensive and easy to control, in a medical context is active, the number of lives that could be saved from people with problems of addiction to opiates would be incalculable.
On the uses and benefits of this powerful stimulant of the nervous system, there are still many shadows, around which the medical community does not entirely agree. Some researchers highlight its dangers because if consumed in quantities above ten grams can lead to cerebral and respiratory palsy, and highlight its aggressiveness (kills neuronal cells) while others point to conspiracy theories to justify not being used commonly in detoxification therapies.
One of the maximum defenders of the therapeutic use of ibogaine was precisely an extoxicomaniac who overcame his addiction to heroin thanks to the consumption of this plant. This is the famer’s scientist, who came to register several patents on the use of this alkaloid to treat drug addictions.