Ibogaine is an alkaloid derived from the roots of the rainforest botanical, Tabernanthe iboga. Its indigenous use was originally uncovered by the pygmy forest people of West Central Africa.


For centuries, pygmy societies shared an intimate connection with their natural surroundings.

Knowledge passed down from one generation to the next served as an inherent testament to the significance of the past and what it meant to respect the roots of an ancestral lineage that kept the future alive.

Thanks to this lineage of ibogaine treatments, pygmy hunters with an intuitive understanding of plant chemistry eventually discovered the catalyst that induced an emotionally cathartic internal experience, transformative by design. It is documented that small doses were used by the pygmies for focused hunting and stamina.

The pygmy forest people introduced the medicine to the world when they first presented the sacrament as a peace offering to warring tribes in surrounding territories. This act ceased all hostile interactions between the differing factions, continuing to keep a unified spirit amongst peoples who were once divided by violence.

In present times, the pygmy forest people are a dying breed facing a modern reality, deforestation.

They will be extinct in our lifetime.