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Description

Catha is a plant native to East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It is also known as khat, qat, or chat. It contains the alkaloid cathinone, which is a stimulant drug. Catha is chewed or brewed as a tea and is known to produce feelings of euphoria, alertness, and increased energy.

The long-term use of catha can lead to addiction, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and paranoia. It can also cause an irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, and increased risk of stroke.

Associated brand names:
  ▸  Miraa
  ▸  Khat
  ▸  Qat
  ▸  Chat
  ▸  Arabian Tea
  ▸  Somali Tea
  ▸  Abyssinian Tea

Synonyms
  • abyssinian
  • abyssinian tea
  • african salad
  • Arabian tea
  • catha
  • kat
  • kath
  • khat
  • miraa
  • tohai
  • tschat
Classifications
  • stimulant
  • street drug

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