The consequences of khat use: A review of literature

Ayman Zaghloul, Amal Abdalla, Hossam El Gammal, Hamdy Moselhy

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Khat is an evergreen tree, which grows in certain areas of East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The leaves of the khat have stimulating effect, and therefore chewed habitually by many people living in the area where it grows. Due to the availability of air transport, this drug has made its appearance in Western Europe and in the USA. In this article we will review all the issues related to khat consequences and its use and abuse in different areas of the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-86
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Cat
  • Catha edulis
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug addiction
  • Khat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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