Voacanga africana is a small tropical tree with yellow or white flowers. The bark and seeds of the tree contain iboga alkaloids and are used in Ghana for their stimulating, aphrodisiac and psychedelic effects.
Voacanga africana is a small tropical African tree that grows up to 6 meters high. The bark and seeds of the tree are used in Ghana as a poison, stimulant, aphrodisiac and ceremonial psychedelic. These effects are due to the presence of a complex mixture of iboga alkaloids such as voacangine, voacamine, vobtusine, amataine, akuammidine, tabersonine, coronaridine and vobtusine.
The effects of Voacanga Africana can range from stimulant, hallucinogenic to mildly aphrodisiac.
It is possible to make a tea or infusion of 10-15 grams of the root bark.
Keep the doses low with Voacanga, it has very uncomfortable side effects at high doses. It is not a substitute for a high dose of iboga experience. That said, it has a nice electric feel and has many of the same benefits of low dose iboga in smaller doses.
The African medicine men who use Voacanga keep their knowledge secret. As a result, little is known about the traditional method of preparation.