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The uncertain future of iboga, a psychotropic plant of Gabon

Iboga seems victim of its growing popularity abroad and could disappear, worried environmentalists.

Gabon also ratified in 2012 the “Nagoya Protocol” which provides for a “sustainable” trade of biodiversity resources … Absorbed as a bark powder from its root, iboga, a shrub endemic to the equatorial forest of Central Africa, gives “visions” and allows “to connect with its ancestors,” says the healer Gabonese “Mom Dje Dje “.

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The uncertain future of iboga, a psychotropic plant of Gabon
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