Voacanga Africana Root Bark 20grams
Indole alkaloids are by far the most important compounds of Voacanga spp. Voacanga Africana has been studied most extensively. The total amount of alkaloids in root bark is 5 -10%, in trunk bark 4-5%, in leaves, 0.3-0.45%, and in seeds 1.5-3.5%. The main alkaloids of the root bark are corynanthean-ibogan class dimers, chiefly voacamine, voacamidine, and voacorine; vobtusine (a rare plumeran-plumeran class dimer) has also been isolated. Voacanga Africana is a small tropical tree with yellow or white flowers. The bark and seeds of the tree contain iboga alkaloids and have been used in Western Africa as a poison, stimulant, aphrodisiac, and psychedelic.