KhatLast Updated: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
What is it?
Stimulant drug made from the leaves and twigs, evergreen shrub. Active ingredients are cathine and cathinone.
Abyssinian Tea, African Salad, Catha, Chat, Kat, Miraa, Oat, Qat, Quaadka
How is it used?
• Dried Khat is used as a tea or chewable paste
• Smoked, sprinkled on food
How does it affect the body?
- Manic behavior with grandiose delusions
- Chronic use can cause depression and suicide
- Hallucinations, paranoia, nightmares
- Euphoria, increased alertness and energy, hyperactivity
- Increase in blood pressure and heart rate
- Cardiac complications
- Insomnia, gastric disorders