Catha edulis (miraa)
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Catha edulis (miraa) a detailed review focusing on its chemistry, health implication, economic, legal, social, cultural, religious, moral aspects, and its cultivation. by Charles Karimi Maitai

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Published by Republic of Kenya, National Council for Science and Technology in [Nairobi] .
Written in English


  • Qat

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Edition Notes

SeriesNCST ;, no. 40, NCST (Series) ;, no. 40.
ContributionsNational Council for Science and Technology (Kenya)
LC ClassificationsSB295.Q38 M35 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 52 p. :
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL144975M
LC Control Number99890362

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  Catha edulis (khat) is a plant grown commonly in the horn of Africa. The leaves of khat are chewed by the people for its stimulant action. Its young buds and tender leaves are chewed to attain a state of euphoria and stimulation. Khat is an evergreen shrub, which is cultivated as a bush or small tree. The leaves have an aromatic odor. Alsalahi A, Alshawsh MA, Mohamed R, et al. Conflicting reports on the role of the glycemic effect of Catha edulis (Khat): A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Ethnopharmacol. ; Khat is a stimulant made up of fresh leaves of the Catha edulis shrub found in East Africa and southern Arabia. It contains a variety of chemicals. Abstract. The khat plant (Catha edulis) is produced in certain areas of East Africa and the Arabian peninsula, and the leaves are chewed for their stimulating effect. Fresh material, which is preferred by users, contains a substance that is rapidly converted to (+)-norpseudoephedrine. As a consequence of the traditional means of consumption, intoxication with khat is self-limiting but chronic.

Catha edulis Forsk., its preparations, derivatives, alkaloids and salts, including: (1) Cathine (d–threo–2–amino–1–hydroxy–1–phenylpropane). Flanman31 , 16 September (UTC) While there are numerous spellings, and all of them are acceptable, there is always a preferred spelling. Catha Edulis is a psychoactive plant found in East Africa and Western Arabia. Depending on who you ask, Khat may be considered a deadly drug or a cultural tradition. This book goes into detail on the psychoactive effects whether Instantaneous, Long Term Usage, or : $ Jeffrey K. Aronson, in Manson's Tropical Infectious Diseases (Twenty-third Edition), Khat. Khat or qat (cafta, miraa, muiragi) is a stimulant commonly used in East Africa, Yemen, and southern Saudi Arabia and is derived from a small tree, Catha edulis. The leaves and twigs are chewed while fresh, but can also be smoked, infused in tea, or sprinkled on food. Catha edulis (khat, qat frae Arabic: القات ‎) is a flouerin plant native tae the Horn o Africae an the Arabian commonties frae these areas, khat chowin has a history as a social custom datin back thoosands o years. References.

Catha edulis will grow well in full sun or part shade. It’s ideal is 80 degrees (f) at about the ′ elevation in the tropics. This translates well to part shade, 80 degrees (f) at lower elevations. Generally, the more red on the stems and veins of the leaves, the stronger the Khat is considered to be. Khat (catha edulis) is a psychoactive shrub whose tender leaves and twigs are chewed in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula for their euphonizing effects for a millennium. A stimulant grown in small gardens for consumption on cultural and religious occasions around the turn of the last century, khat has now become the preferred and Author: Ezekiel Gebissa. Simon Gibbons, Warunya Arunotayanun, in Novel Psychoactive Substances, Catha edulis (Khat). Khat (Catha edulis Forsk. ex Endl.) is a small tree from the Celastraceae plant family that grows in East Africa and the Southern Arabian crude drug material has a number of names in various locations such as ‘qat’ (Yemen), ‘tchat’ (Ethiopia), ‘qaad or jaad’ (Somalia) or. Catha forskalii . Catha inermis . Celastrus edulis Vahl. Dillonia abyssinica Sacleux.. Methyscophyllum glaucum Eckl. & Zeyh. Trigonotheca serrata Hochst.