Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

Family Medicine & Medical Science Research
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ISSN: 2327-4972

Samuel Kindie

Samuel Kindie


  • Review Article
    Adverse Health Effects of Khat: A Review
    Author(s): Molla Abebe, Samuel Kindie and Kasaw AdaneMolla Abebe, Samuel Kindie and Kasaw Adane

    Introduction: Khat refers to the leaves and the young shoots of the plant Catha edulis Forsk, which belonging to the plant family Celastraceae. Khat is an evergreen shrub or tree found growing wild or cultivated in the east of a region extending from Southern Africa to the Arabian Peninsula. The habit of khat chewing has prevailed for centuries in this part of the world. Objective: To summarize the potential adverse health effects of khat (Catha edulis). Methodology: We used 57 different published materials for the compilation of this review article. Google search engine was used for accessing published materials from databases like Google Scholar, PubMed and HINARI. Result: Khat induces disturbance of mood, hallucination, delusions and aggressive behavior. It may also cause elevation of .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2327-4972.1000154

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