Effects of the Drug Khat Abstract This paper shall examine current articles concerning the drug Khat, presenting an overview of the components of the plant, its cultural history and its effects, both positive and negative, on individual users and their cultures. Khat is a plant whose leaves are generally chewed, to a large extent in Arab countries, to provide stimulation similar to amphetamines. It is of the Calastraceae family and its Species is C.edulis. Its primary stimulant component is cathinone. For maximum effect, the drug needs to be fresh. The plant has a long cultural tradition in Arab cultures, with higher use among men than women. Its effects include euphoria, hyperactivity and insomnia. Although it has been used in these...The end:
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