Street Names

Khat (Catha Edulis): Quat, Qat, Chat.


Green leafy plant cultivated throughout eastern Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

Methods of Ingestion

Chewed or drunk as a tea.

Consequences of use

Use is often restricted to Somalian and Yemenese Muslim culture. EFFECTS: mild euphoria and talkativeness, calming effects. Loss of sex-drive and heart disease in men. Inflammation of the mouth and secondary infections to the oral cavity.

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