Definition of Catha edulis

1. Noun. A shrub that is cultivated by Arabs for its leaves which are chewed or used to make tea.

Group relationships: Catha, Genus Catha
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Medical Definition of Catha edulis

1. A plant of Ethiopia and Arabia (family Celastraceae), cultivated for use as a stimulant; khat (the fresh leaves and twigs) is chewed or used in the preparation of a beverage; the active principle is pharmacologically related to the amphetamines, probably d-norisoephedrine. Origin: Ar. Khat (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catha Edulis

Catania
Catanzaro
Catapres
Cataract Canyon
Catarrhina
Catasetum
Catasetum macrocarpum
Catawba
Catawban
Catawbas
Catch-22
Cate
Catenabacterium
Cath
Catha
Catha edulis (current term)
Cathal
Cathar
Catharacta
Catharacta skua
Catharanthus
Catharanthus alkaloids
Catharanthus roseus
Cathari
Catharine
Catharism
Catharist
Cathars
Cathartes
Cathartes aura

Literary usage of Catha edulis

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1. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society by Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society (1884)
"Before this time the beverage made of leaves of kat (Catha edulis) was used, and is still in use, possessing properties resembling those of strong green tea ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions edited by [Anonymus AC02806307] (1853)
"... Catha edulis, while of the real Catha edulis, Forsk., he formed a new genus and species, ... 63, it is enumerated as Catha edulis at p. 107. ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1887)
"Catha edulis—Proximate Examination.—Dr. BH Paul, in view of the reputation that the leaves of Catha edulis have on account of their stimulating effect, ..."

4. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1890)
"... calls attention to the fact that the leaves of the catha edulis are used in Africa to increase muscular activity, overcome sleep, and as a prophylactic. ..."

5. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1853)
"... Catha edulis, while of the real Calha edulis, Forsk., he formed a new genus and species, under the name of ..."

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