Movie: Ibogaine Rite of Passage

‘Ibogaine – Rite of Passage’ is a documentary about the use of the controversial substance ‘Ibogaine’ for the treatment of addiction. Ibogaine is a substance that is derived from an African plant, which is used during initiations of the Bwiti culture in Gabon. In the sixties the anti-addictive properties were discovered by Howard Lotsof, who was an American heroin addict at that time. Shortly after his discovery, Ibogaine became illegal in the US.

Ibogaine is surrounded by controversy and the pharmaceutical companies show no interest in this substance. Is it because of economical reasons or its hallucinogenic effects?

Iboga root bark is available at rite of passage&hl=en