Khat use has increased steadily over the last 50 years and has become a problem of significant social and medical importance. Because of its social acceptability and euphoriant effects, khat chewing often plays a dominant role in celebrations, meetings, marriages, and other gatherings. It is also known as jimaa in the Oromo language and mayirungi in Luganda Language.Khat has been grown for use as a stimulant for centuries in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Family: Celastraceae (moonseed) Common Name(s): Khat , qut , chaat , chat , kaht , tchat , qaad , jaad , miraa , Kus es Salahin , Tchaad , Tschut , Tohat , Tohai , Gat , Qat Khat leaves are chewed for stimulant and euphoriant effects and are used to treat obesity and prevent hunger in areas with meager food supplies. Khat is prohibited in the US, France, Switzerland, and Sweden. Anaphrodisia is reported frequently by men using khat.
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Khat chewing interferes with the absorption of amoxicillin and ampicillin. Other adverse effects include tachycardia, palpitations, increased blood pressure, anorexia, stomatitis, esophagitis, and gastritis. Raja'a YA, Noman TA, Al Warafi AK, Al Mashraki NA, Al Yosofi AM.
Khat may cause oral and gastric cancer, cerebral hemorrhage, MI, duodenal ulcers, hypertension, testicular degeneration, low birth-weight infants, and a variety of other severe effects including addiction and the attendant ills. Khat chewing delays gastric emptying of a semi-solid meal.