Motives for khat use and abstinence in Yemen - a gender perspective
- The qat party. Baron, D.N. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/21/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7208, p500
Provides information on qat, a small tree that flourishes around the Red Sea. Therapeutic and physiologic effect of qat.
- Under any other name: the trade and use of khat in the UK. Carrier, Neil // Drugs & Alcohol Today;Nov2005, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p14
The article discusses the trade and utilization of khat in Great Britain. Retailers pay khat distributors about ï¿½80 per box. Mafrish is a establishment where khat retailing by Somalis takes place. Kangeta is one of khat varieties being sold in the country. Some mafrish provides rooms for...
- Khat. Crenshaw, M. Justin; Burke, Tod // FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin;Aug2004, Vol. 73 Issue 8, p10
Provides information on khat, a plant identified with narcotic properties. Different names of khat; Composition and cultivation; Side effects of chewing the plant's leave; Market price of the plant.
- Medical and social aspects of qat in Yemen: a review. McKee, C. M. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Dec1987, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p762
The article discusses the medical and social aspects of qat, a plant usually found in Yemen. Qat leaves are commonly chewed for their stimulating effects. In Yemen Arab Republic, a campaign has been launched to prevent people from chewing qat while in the Peoples Democratic Republic of Yemen,...
- Working with Somali khat users. Isse, Hassan // Drugs & Alcohol Today;Nov2005, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p20
The article focuses on the awareness program Somali Khat Project in Great Britain. The objective of the project is to increase awareness about khat by discussion and education. One of the challenges in outreach work is to convince the Somali community about the hazard of khat use. The success of...
- Khat not to be banned in UK. // Drugs & Alcohol Today;Dec2005, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p6
Reports on the decision of the British government not to classify khat under the Misuse of Drug Act, as of December 2005. Warning issued by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs regarding the drug classification of the plant; Recommendations made by the council regarding the use of khat.
- Narcotic khat gets sperm going. Ainsworth, Claire // New Scientist;7/3/2004, Vol. 183 Issue 2454, p15
The narcotic leaves of the khat plant, banned as an illegal drug in some countries, might help boost fertility. Khat contains a stimulant called cathinone. It breaks down into cathine and norephedrine, compounds which are similar to amphetamines and adrenalin. When Lynn Fraser's team at King's...
- fast facts. // Cat/Methcathinone Fast Facts;6/1/2007, p1
The article presents information on methcathinone or "cat." Methcathinone is a synthetic stimulant similar to the natural drug plant khat, which has been used for centuries in east Africa. "Cooked" by bathtub chemists from the legal stimulant ephedrine and such easily-obtained and highly-toxic...
- Memory deficits associated with khat ( Catha edulis) use in rodents. Kimani, S.; Patel, N.; Kioy, P. // Metabolic Brain Disease;Feb2016, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p45
Khat products and chewing practices are common in East Africa, Middle East for centuries with concomitant socio-economic and public health repercussions. We assessed memory deficits associated with khat use in rodents. Young male CBA mice, 5-7 weeks old ( n = 20), weighing 25-35 g were used....