Tabernanthe iboga, a perennial rainforest shrub and hallucinogen. (noun)
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Use "iboga" in a sentence
"In my quest for illumination, I underwent a tribal initiation in Gabon, eating iboga, a bitter-tasting psychedelic root bark that induces a visionary state."
"The story comes from western Africa's Bwiti religion, whose adherents use the iboga plant to induce visions and aid in the hunt."
"Taub explains, "In the tribal use of ibogaine, the visionary aspect of iboga is revered as an integral part of the healing process -- this is especially ironic in light of the fact that Dr. Deborah Mash, a professor at the University of Miami and one of the top scientific experts on ibogaine, is working to develop noribogaine (12-Hydroxyibogamine), an ibogaine metabolite that does not induce visions.""