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Khat
Catha edulis.jpg
Catha edulis
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Faimily: Celastraceae
Genus: Catha
Species: C. edulis
Binomial name
Catha edulis

Catha edulis (khat, qat frae Arabic: القات[1]) is a flouerin plant native tae the Horn o Africae an the Arabian Peninsula. Amang commonties frae these areas, khat chowin has a history as a social custom datin back thoosands o years.[2]

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  1. Dickens, Charles (1856) [Digitized February 19, 2010]. "The Orsons of East Africa". Household Words: A Weekly Journal, Volume 14. Bradbury & Evans. p. 176. Retrieved 9 January 2014.  Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg (Free eBook)
  2. Al-Mugahed, Leen (2008). "Khat Chewing in Yemen: Turning over a New Leaf: Khat Chewing Is on the Rise in Yemen, Raising Concerns about the Health and Social Consequences". Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 86 (10): 741–2. doi:10.2471/BLT.08.011008. PMC 2649518Freely accessible. PMID 18949206. Retrieved 9 January 2014.