Natural Healing

A Miracle Cure for Addiction? by Tristram Korten Photographs © 2006, Simon Hare Photography Ocean Drive Magazine / (April 2006) Though South Beach may be a hotspot for A-list substance abuse, across the causeway a Miami doctor is struggling to legalize an astonishing treatment derived from an African plant. Most…

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Addiction Treatment Strives for Legitimacy

by Brian Vastag Journal of the American Medical Association Vol. 288 No. 24, pp. 3096-3101, December 25, 2002 © 2002 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Tabernanthe iboga, the West African source of ibogaine, used by some to treat addiction. New York — Some drugs are made in laboratories. Others,…

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Ibogaine Therapy: A ‘Vast, Uncontrolled Experiment’

ADDICTION RESEARCH: Ibogaine Therapy: A ‘Vast, Uncontrolled Experiment’ by Brian Vastag (Science, Vol 308, Issue 5720, 345-346 , 15 April 2005) Despite potentially harsh side effects, an African plant extract is being tested in two public clinical trials — and many clandestine ones On a snowy President’s Day, an odd…

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Keeping Clean

Thoughts on Improving your Life after Ibogaine Edited by: Steven Anker [Version: 0.5] / [06/19/05] The tough part isn’t getting clean, it’s staying clean. –Jerry Take two minutes and meditate on where you want your life to be in 2 years, five years, and ten years. –Tom I learned this…

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The Bwiti Religion

The Bwiti Religion …and the psychoactive plant Tabernanthe iboga (Equatorial Africa) Giorgio Samorini Reproduced by Permission (Original Publication: Integration, 5: 105-114) The use of vegetable hallucinogens by humans for religious purposes is very ancient, probably even older than its use for healing, magic or teaching purposes. The profound alterations in…

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Heroin, Ibogaine and Patrick Kroupa

Copyright © 2002, Marc Powell / marc[at]rotten.com (Original Publication: Cool Beans #13, 2002) Patrick Kroupa: career addict, co-founder of the hacker culture stronghold “MindVox,” writer of Apple ][e viruses, member of the legendary bad-ass hacker group “Legion of Doom,” and presently an outspoken ibogaine activist. CB: How long have you…

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Pharmahuasca, Anahuasca and Vinho da Jurema

Human Pharmacology of Oral DMT Plus Harmine Copyright © 1997, Jonathan Ott All Rights Reserved / Reproduced by Permission of Jonathan Ott (Original Publication: Yearbook for Ethnomedicine 1997/98) Abstract A summary is presented of human self-experiments or psychonautic bioassays of pharmahuasca-capsules containing crystalline N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) plus harmine, as well as…

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Ibogaine in the Treatment of Chemical Dependence Disorders

Ibogaine in the Treatment of Chemical Dependence Disorders: Clinical Perspectives Copyright © 1994, Howard S. Lotsof All Rights Reserved Reproduced by permission of: The Ibogaine Dossier (Original Publication: MAPS – Volume 5, Number 3, Winter 1994-95) Dedicated to the work of J. Bastiaans and N. Adriaans In memory of N.…

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Ibogaine: A Novel Anti-Addictive Compound…

Ibogaine: A Novel Anti-Addictive Compound A Comprehensive Literature Review By: Jonathan Freedlander Advisor: Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore County Introduction and History Ibogaine is a naturally occurring indole alkaloid, found in a variety of African shrubs of the Tabernanthe genus (Obach, Pablo, and Mash, 1998). The root of…

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Extraction studies of Tabernanthe iboga…

Original Reference: Nat Prod Lett 2002 Feb;16(1):71-6 Jenks CW. Extraction studies of Tabernanthe iboga and Voacanga africana Abstract: The root bark of Tabernanthe iboga contains ibogaine as its predominant alkaloid and has been an important source of it. Ibogaine is used experimentally to interrupt drug addiction and allow therapeutic intervention,…

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