What we do

ICEERS’ primary goal is to bridge the ancestral ethnobotanical knowledge of the indigenous cultures that have been using iboga, ayahuasca and other traditional plants, with occidental therapeutic practice and science, working towards the integration of such plants as therapeutic tools and personal growth catalysts in our society today. Our fields of work are education, research and service.


There is much information about iboga, ayahuasca and other ethnobotanicals on the web which lacks objectivity. At ICEERS, our main goal is to bring objective information to the attention of the scientific community, policy makers and the general public. This is an essential step towards the acceptance of these botanicals as therapeutic tools in contemporary society, as well as an increased awareness of the importance of the preservation of the traditional cultures that have put these plants to use for centuries.

One picture is worth a thousand words...

If one picture is worth a thousand words, imagine 25 pictures per second...

That’s why our main vehicle to bring our information across is audiovisual media. Film is a very efficient method of communication, and can turn the audience into first-row witnesses of profound human processes, like the ones that people experience through the use of the ethnobotanicals we focus on. We produce documentaries, conference registrations, trailers, mission statement videos, etc.

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow...

At ICEERS, we believe that an organization’s objectives must be just as effective as the strategies it develops for reaching its target audience. Therefore, in an effort to maximize our social contributions, our primary infrastructure is the Internet with its social networks, forums, blogs, etc. You can help us by sharing information through your social networks.

Aside from audiovisual media, our activities in this field include writing and distributing scientific articles and press releases, setting up campaigns, doing public interviews and conference presentations, organizing events such as conferences, training programs and grassroots activities.

To learn about our current educational activities and documentary projects, visit our news site.


ICEERS takes care to ensure that the information presented on this website is accurate at the time of its publication. However, over time new scientific and medical information becomes available, and laws and legal enforcement polices change. In addition, laws and legal enforcement policies governing the use of substances discussed on this website vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The reader is advised to carefully consult appropriate sources for the most current information on scientific, medical, and legal issues. Material on this website is not intended to and should not be used as a substitute for personal consultation with knowledgeable physicians and attorneys.

The information on this website is offered for informational use only, and is not intended for use in diagnosing any disease or condition or prescribing any treatment whatsoever. The information on this website is not intended to encourage the use of ethnobotanicals. ICEERS specifically cautions against the use of ethnobotanicals in violation of the law, without appropriate professional guidance and monitoring, or without careful personal evaluation of potential risks and hazards. ICEERS specifically disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of this website.