About KHATS Plant
Khat is a plant. The leaf and stem are used as a recreational drug and as medicine buy khat.
As a recreational drug, the leaves and stem are chewed by people in East Africa and the Arabian countries to elevate mood (as a euphoriant).
As a medicine, khat leaf is used for diabetes, muscle strength, depression, fatigue, obesity, stomach ulcers, headache, and male infertility. It is also used to lower the need for food and sleep, decrease sexual desires, improve the ability to study, and increase aggression.
The World Health Organization (WHO) lists khat as a drug that creates “dependence” in people, meaning it produces a continuing desire to keep using it. It is banned in countries like the US and Canada. However, it is legal in some European countries. Khat is used by many immigrants to these countries from East Africa and Yemen buy khat .
DOSING CONSIDERATIONS FOR KHAT.
The appropriate dose of khat depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for khat. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
he Association of Khat Use with Other Legal or Illegal Substances
Most participants, with the exception of the youth focus group participants, underscored the association between khat use and cigarette use. CRFGMP9 stated, “Khat-chewing and cigarette go together. There is not a khat chewer who does not smoke or if there are, they are very few”. A former khat user from EM focus group explained how he and his associates used other substances like ginger and clove in order to enhance the flavour of khat.
Anecdotal associations of khat use with alcohol and marijuana were mentioned. EFFGP2 recounted, “Khat, drug, and alcohol are the same… [and] they lead to the same way of thinking and the same attitudes. Users of these substances attract each other.”
However, two male participants from community representatives rejected the view that buy khat is similar to alcohol and other drugs, suggesting that khat is a better alternative:
“I think they use khat as an alternative to other substances like marijuana or whatever so, in that sense it is actually good…there is no evidence or anecdotal evidence or lived experience where people combine illegal drugs with khat…”
ARE THERE SAFETY CONCERNS?
Khat is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for most people when taken by mouth. Although it isn’t associated with physical addiction, it can cause psychological dependence.
Khat can cause many side effects including mood changes, increased alertness, excessive talkativeness, hyperactivity, excitement, aggressiveness, anxiety, elevated blood pressure, manic behavior, paranoia, and psychoses. Trouble sleeping (insomnia), loss of energy (malaise), and lack of concentration usually follow.
Other effects include rapid heart rate, heart palpitations, increased blood pressure, faster breathing rates, increased body temperature, sweating, eye changes, mouth ulcers, inflammation of the esophagus and stomach, gum disease, jaw problems (TMJ), and constipation.
Regular use in young people is linked to high blood pressure.
Severe side effects include migraine, bleeding in the brain, heart attack, lung problems, liver damage, changes in sex drive, and inability to get an erection (impotence). buy khat
Chewing khat leaves has led to infections that can cause problems such as pain below the ribs, changes in white blood cells, and an enlarged liver. buy khat
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to take khat by mouth if you are pregnant. Khat may lower birth weight. It is also POSSIBLY UNSAFE to take khat by mouth if you are breast-feeding. Some of the active chemicals it contains can pass into breast-milk.
Diabetes: Using khat seems to lower appetite, causing people to skip meals. When eating becomes less routine, people with diabetes may stop following their recommended diet. This could lead to higher blood sugar levels.buy khat
High blood pressure: Khat might increase blood pressure. This might be especially unsafe in people who already have high blood pressure. Avoid use. buy khat