[Ibogaine] voacanga

Preston Peet ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Tue Jul 5 02:02:23 EDT 2005

I would think a steady supply of decent sized boosters handy for those once 
a month relapses would be a very good idea and something to look into- in my 
own layman's opinion. The one smal;l booster I had was very helpful for a 
short time, and now I wish I had more, and do wish that one had been 
slightly bigger. But I don't know how big would be the utmostly useful.
But useful they would be if you can get them, and as they aren't illegal 
where you are, order some today.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Boris Leshinsky" <bleshins at bigpond.net.au>
To: <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 10:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] voacanga

> Thanks for the responses.. Does not seem to be a whole lot of info out 
> there.
> Randy, when you say "broken the addiction", do you mean the physical 
> addiction? Or the psychological aspects of it? I am asking the questions 
> in reference to Mandy, who is currently not physically addicted to opiates 
> or amphetamines. She broke the physical addiction with bupe, but has had 
> trouble with cravings and so far this year has lapsed about once a month. 
> As people have used small doses as boosters to fight the cravings after 
> their treatment I am asking in that kind of context - a person not 
> addicted, but still fighting cravings.
> Btw, Ibogaine is not illegal in Australia. It is illegal to import, but 
> apparently not illegal
> to possess or grow - yet. The general understanding is that it will become 
> illegal sooner or later.
> Atm voacanga seed powder is available. Any kind of Tabernanthe Iboga plant 
> part or extract is harder to come by.
> So we are wondering if the voacanga seed powder would help. I'll report on 
> that in a little while.
> It is Mandy that is doing the amino acid therapy atm (I think Kirsty 
> asked, I'll report more on that later too), has been for about a month. It 
> DOES seem to be helping in reducing the cravings.
> Going to observe it over a few more weeks.
> Regarding the Voacanga, here's some reports from an Australian forum:
> http://www.shaman-australis.com.au/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=002167#000000
> "Q: how many grams of powder would one considera trippy dose this would 
> all be done ina a state of dream of course
> A: it's not really trippy. more like a non-amphetamine like stimulant. 
> Half a teaspoon or more will keep you awake and maybe slightly altered for 
> quite a few hours. Dosage seems to vary widely with individuals."
> "bogaine is a stimulant in low doses and a hallucinogen in high doses. You 
> would not want to take high dose voacanga.
> I was talking about seed powder. root powder is better.
> keep in mind both are prohibited import in oz."
> "The tiny percentage of ibo in the seeds is not enough to keep them out of 
> the USA.
> 7 grams has been reported to be an adequate dose for voyaging, but just 
> chewing 4-6 seeds will put a smile in your heart and a smile on your face.
> It has been reported that the seeds are nicely smokable when crushed and 
> put into a pipe.
> The root bark acetone 12.5:1 produces a tryptaminic alert and smells of 
> scatol when pyrolized.
> An a/b of the root bark produced by a student showed promise, but not 
> enough was produced in the experimental first attempt to fully determine 
> strength or dosage as caution was used until a dose likely to be large 
> enough to have produced extreme effects (possibly 60-100mg at one dosing) 
> was no longer available."
> "Myself and my partner tried half a teaspoon of seed powder last night 
> before going to a late night out, and were blown away.
> We noticed effects very soon after drinking it in water. We were both 
> overwhelmed in the cab on the way out, as the guy was telling us a 
> long-winded story. It was very much like a rush on mdma, where you sre 
> confined in a space and you feel mildly sick, and crave fresh air..... I 
> am very sensitive to caffeine, and very rarely take speed etc but this 
> gave both of us a great rush for a couple of hours, and then residual 
> alertness with no jitters at all for another few hours.
> Does anyone else have any feedback on this?
> We had also had a beer, a small smoke & a tiny bit of the not hash.... "
> "took 1/2 teaspoon about two hours ago of voacana seed powder.
> got a slight rush and a little excitement an hour into it. now im starting 
> to feel sleepy.
> will up the doseage on the weekend and see how i go.
> --
> ok so its about 4 1/2 hours after taking a spoonful, and im pretty tired.
> it reminds me of a really small line of base speed. same kind of rush, and 
> same length of time in me. i.e. a few minutes rushing (not overpowering) 
> followed by a couple of hours thinking 'so, am i still up or what?'
> it made me want to smoke lots of ciggies too. now i have a headache."
> "I hate to digress, but back to Voacanga seeds:
> If the powdered seeds have been sitting around for a while they may have 
> lost some of their potency.
> All of the experiments I have conducted and those I am aware of from other 
> sources used whole seeds or tinctures made from whole seeds.
> Recently, I became aware of information suggesting that usage of the root 
> bark of V. africana is practiced in Africa and am investigating this 
> avenue via smokable extracts.
> I have a tincture in progress for oral bioassays.
> I drank 7 ml of Voacanga africana seed tincture yesterday just to check it 
> out again, and the rush was definitely much fuller than one would get from 
> speed and I felt mildly entheogenicized most of the day, in line with 
> other experiences when I couldn't relax and let go into the space provided 
> by the seeds.
> I can't say it wired me at all; nothing like that.
> It's more comparable to the rush when insufflating Sceletium, having an 
> empathogenic quality as well as a stimulatory one."
> ---- HSLotsof at aol.com wrote:
>> That anonymous fellow just keeps forwarding me new stories. Here is what 
>> he
>> wrote this time:
>> "Yesterday, after reading all information I could find on the use of V.
>> africana, I decided to try it for myself, having recently come into 
>> possession of a
>> small amount.
>> About 80 seeds were ground and capsulated, resulting in 7 pills. No smell 
>> was
>> noticed. I read that the Ibogoid-type alkaloids present in the seeds can 
>> act
>> as CNS depressants so I avoided any GHB (better safe than sorry).
>> More on voacanga.
>> http://leda.lycaeum.org/?ID=6064
>> At about 4:00 I took the pills. No effect was noticed until about 2 hours
>> later, which was manifested as a quite subtle stimulated, euphoric 
>> feeling. The
>> feeling was quite mild and about 3 hours after that, I felt unusually 
>> tired and
>> took a 2-hour nap. (I had a rather unpleasant dream, I should add, 
>> although I
>> don't know if this is attributable to the V. africana or not). No nausea 
>> was
>> experienced from ingestion of the material.
>> I woke up feeling pretty much "normal". This experiment did little to 
>> peak my
>> interest in this plant, I don't think I'll be going out of my way to try 
>> it
>> again any time soon. Not very interesting."
>>  Brain Res Bull. 1997;44(5):603-10.
>> Ibogaine and a total alkaloidal extract of Voacanga africana modulate
>> neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in the rat parabrachial 
>> nucleus in
>> vitro.
>> Kombian SB, Saleh TM, Fiagbe NI, Chen X, Akabutu JJ, Buolamwini JK, 
>> Pittman QJ
>> .
>> NRG, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Canada.
>> kombian at acs.ucalgary.ca
>> Ibogaine is a natural alkaloid of Voacanga africana that is effective in 
>> the
>> treatment of withdrawal symptoms and craving in drug addicts. As the 
>> synaptic
>> and cellular basis of ibogaine's actions are not well understood, this 
>> study
>> tested the hypothesis that ibogaine and Voacanga africana extract 
>> modulate
>> neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in the parabrachial 
>> nucleus using
>> the nystatin perforated patch-recording technique. Ibogaine and Voacanga
>> africana extract dose dependently, reversibly, and consistently attenuate 
>> evoked
>> excitatory synaptic currents recorded in parabrachial neurons. The ED50 
>> of
>> ibogaine's effect is 5 microM, while that of Voacanga africana extract is 
>> 170
>> micrograms/ml. At higher concentrations, ibogaine and Voacanga africana 
>> extract
>> induce inward currents or depolarization that are accompanied by 
>> increases in
>> evoked and spontaneous firing rate. The depolarization or inward current 
>> is also
>> accompanied by an increase in input resistance and reverses polarity 
>> around 0
>> mV. The depolarization and synaptic depression were blocked by the 
>> dopamine
>> receptor antagonist haloperidol. These results indicate that ibogaine and
>> Voacanga africana extract 1) depolarize parabrachial neurons with 
>> increased
>> excitability and firing rate; 2) depress non-NMDA receptor-mediated fast 
>> synaptic
>> transmission; 3) involve dopamine receptor activation in their actions. 
>> These
>> results further reveal that the Voacanga africana extract has 
>> one-hundredth the
>> activity of ibogaine in depressing synaptic responses. Thus, ibogaine and
>> Voacanga africana extract may produce their central effects by altering 
>> dopaminergic
>> and glutamatergic processes.
>> In a message dated 7/4/05 8:09:11 PM, slowone at hush.ai writes:
>> << Here's a voacanga report from 2000:
>>   http://www.erowid.org/experiences/exp.php?ID=2178
>> On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 02:12:45 -0700 BiscuitBoy714 at aol.com wrote:
>> >Boris, I don't think you can get anywhere with a small dose until
>> >you have
>> >broken the addiction. In order to do a "booster" you have to first
>> >have the big
>> >one. As for the Vocanga everything I have read about it says in
>> >conclusion
>> >that it looks like it would take an awful lot of it to get the
>> >Ibogaine effect.
>> >As far as I know there is no research into how much it would take.
>> >No set dose.
>> >It should be looked into. Knowing the freaks who hang out here,
>> >someone
>> >probably has this information. I even saw the process of extract
>> >of Vocanga on the
>> >net somewhere. Still no idea of how much of it to take. I don't
>> >think it is a
>> >viable alternative to Iboga. Still, we can hope.
>> >Randy >>
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