Iboga is an herb. It is used for ritual and ceremonial purposes in some African cultures. The root of the plant is also used as medicine.
People take iboga for fever, influenza (the flu), swine flu, high blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, and nerve disorders. They also take it for preventing fatigue and drowsiness, for increasing sex drive, for fighting substance abuse and addictions, and as a general tonic.
Uses & Effectiveness?
Insufficient Evidence for
High blood pressure.
Preventing fatigue and drowsiness
Side Effects & Safety
There isn’t enough information to know if iboga is safe for use. Iboga can cause side effects such as low blood pressure, slow heart rate, seizures, paralysis, difficulty breathing, anxiety, and hallucinations.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of iboga during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.