Iboga contains chemicals that can cause brain stimulation. The root bark of the plant contains a chemical called ibogaine. Ibogaine is illegal in the US due to its high potential for abuse.
People use iboga for withdrawal from heroin, morphine, and other opioids, as well as for fever, addictions, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use. Using iboga can also be unsafe.
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