There are two indole alkaloids within the iboga root that have been studied for treating pain. The two alkaloids that have shown the highest analgesic effects are Tabernanthine and Ibogaine. This is also a reason why the use of the iboga root total alkaloid extract (TA) can be more useful than Ibogaine alone. This can be an alternative to morphine and other narcotics that have the potential to cause respiratory depression as well as addiction. In fact, iboga is considered an “anti-addictive” substance. We have noticed many people that came to an iboga retreat for addiction, spiritual exploration or depression and they have noticed that any chronic pain also suddenly was better.
Below is a link to a patent that was filed for the use of iboga for analgesia: