What is Khat and what are the street names for Khat?
Street terms for Khat: (pronounced Cot) Abyssinian tea, African salad, oat,
kat, chat, and catha. Also referred to as qat in Yemen, tschat in Ethiopia, and
miraa in Kenya.
What does Khat look like?
- Khat is a flowering evergreen shrub native to East Africa and the
- Khat that is sold and abused is usually
just the leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat shrub.
How is Khat used?
- Khat is typically chewed like tobacco.
- The fresh
leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat shrub are chewed, and then retained in the
cheek and chewed intermittently to release the active drug.
- Dried plant material can be made into tea or a chewable paste.
- Khat can also be smoked and
even sprinkled on food.
What are the health side effects of Khat use?
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