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“KHAT Factsheet”. 
Microgram. 1993 Mar;26(3):44-6.
Catha edulis, known by over forty different names including khat, kau qat, or miraa, is a flowering, evergreen shrub or small tree, lO to 20 feet tall, native to East Africa and southern Arabia. The plant is prized for its stimulant properties. Khat pronounced 'cot' has been cultivated throughout East Africa in areas with sufficient moisture at elevations up to 6,500 feet For centuries, khat has been used for social and medicinal purposes in this region, where its use as a stimulant probably predates that of coffee.
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