Khat Infographic

Last Edited: February 23, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Andrew Lancaster, LPC, MAC

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

Khat is a natural CNS stimulant (“upper”) grown in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula containing both cathinone and cathine, which produce similar effects to that of amphetamines. Like amphetamines, Khat increases neurotransmitter activity in the brain by imitating Adrenaline, while also inducing a false sense of euphoria. Khat is taken orally by being chewed like tobacco. Visit the Khat Page for more information.