Thing’s I’m hoping to learn from my thyme in the jungle from an ethnobotanical and sustainability point of view;
- Iboga scarcity - how real is this issue based on decline in animals spreading seed (elephants), environmental concerns and over-harvesting? - Harvesting sustainably - is there a way to harvest the root bark without killing the plant and is this actively used as a method? - Sustainable cultivation of Iboga by communities - how to move forward with this to set up community based plantations? - The age of plants - what age are most plants being used and is there a difference in the quality and medicinal value of the plants as they grow older? - African herbal medicine - what other herbs are being using in traditional Gabonese herbalism, separate to Iboga and in particular synergistically with Iboga? - Creation stories around Iboga within the spiritual context of Bwiti and connection to the spirit realms - Active fungi - Iboga mythology mentions a mushroom that sometimes the Iboga is to be served on, any links to active fungi in the area or use of psilocybin containing mushrooms? - Female and male Iboga plants - which ones are used for which purposes and why? - Cousins and cultivars or Tabernanthe Iboga - are there other Ibogas that offer similar constituents? - Particular medical and cultural uses of Iboga
- General seed collecting and information gathering and kinship forming Any plant heads out there want to add to this list please get in touch. Opening a plant portal..