khat


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Synonyms for khat

the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea

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Inside the cases officers found cloth-wrapped bundles of khat weighing a total of 35 kilos.
Many entered the khat business after the civil war as the only way to earn money to provide for their families," Zahre says.
Why Somalia's government considers airborne khat imports from Kenya a security risk is anyone's guess.
With the migration of khat users from Africa and Southwestern part of Arabian peninsula, several health problems have been expanded to different countries around the world [4,5].
There is no fixed qualitative standard for khat, qat, miraa, chat and its other local incarnations; the appearance of the chat sold in Ethiopian markets can be as different as celery, broccoli, and spinach.
Al Khat currently supplies its clients from its Kuwait facilities and is the only approved provider of packaging materials for McDonalds and other leading brands in the Middle East.
But when asked if he tried khat, Mo said: "I just wanted to test it.
He said he tried khat in Somalia, where it is legal.
Khat is an evergreen shrub cultivated as a bush or small tree native to Ethiopia, East Africa, and the southern Arabian Peninsula.
Background: Khat (Catha edulis) chewing is becoming a significant public health problem, and it becomes a common practice among high school, college, and university students.
The field reporter noted that the persons were arrested and the ammunition was confiscated during the said force raid operations along the borderline of Khat El-Petrol (Petroleum line) and Al-Bikaiyat villages in Wadi Khaled border region.
Khat (Catha edulis) is a green shrub that grows in several countries in eastern and southern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Mohamed Abou Khalid, general manager, Al Khat Packaging Co.
READING the article on the banning of the drug khat, I see that the ban is said not to be fair because it is part of the culture and tradition of certain countries to take khat ("Drug support services condemn 'ludicrous' ban", June 25).