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Only through direct experience can one truly know or define Iboga. For some, it may be seen as a drug; for others, it is a psychedelic, entheogen, or plant medicine used to heal unresolved trauma. To the Bwiti, the indigenous people entrusted with Iboga, it is a sacramental tool used in ceremonies and as a gateway to the realm of our ancestors (spirits).

At Root and Wisdom, we have come to recognize Iboga as a spiritual technology that transcends typical approaches to healing, serving as an amplification tool of the voice and wisdom within one’s own soul while rejuvenating the often convoluted mind.

We invite you to explore and discover your personal definition of Iboga by submitting an inquiry today—begin your journey with us.

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Tabernathe Iboga

To know Iboga is to know oneself, which can be achieved only through direct experiential involvement and introspection. Neither verbal nor visual representation nor scientific analysis can replace the tangible essence that arises from the direct communion with Iboga. ​ However, certain essential information can aid those considering engagement with this unique plant teacher and sacrament, fostering an awareness of Iboga’s need for sustainability and advocacy. Iboga, scientifically called Tabernanthe iboga, primarily thrives in West-Central Africa, particularly in areas like Gabon, Cameroon, and the Congo. First discovered by the Bobongo (Pygmy) people, Iboga molded and transformed their spiritual customs, establishing what we now know as the Bwiti. In the Western sphere, Ibogaine, an alkaloid extracted from the comprehensive Iboga profile, is renowned for its effectiveness in treating opioid dependency, providing a holistic range of anti-addictive properties.

Unfortunately, the critical endangerment of Tabernanthe Iboga stems from increasing Western demand and the lack of fair-trade practices and ethical reciprocity. Initiatives such as Blessings of the Forest
strive to promote sustainability through ethical harvesting methods and long-term conservation strategies. Additionally, our affiliated 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Sacred Roots Foundation, is dedicated to sustaining Iboga and empowering and revitalizing indigenous communities.