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Table 2 Some biological uses of khat

From: A review of the health implications of heavy metals and pesticide residues on khat users

Form of Khat used Study specimen Confirmation property of Khat under investigation Perceived body benefits Reference
Khat ethanolic extract Animal models (male albino mice) Antidepressant properties Cure diseases such as asthma Alfaifi et al. (2017)
Fresh Khat shoots Pregnant women Enhances intimacy Relieves pregnancy related stresses and boosts intimacy Mekuriaw et al. (2020)
Fresh Khat leaves Adult mice Reduce gain in body weight Obesity management and reduction in body weight Alshagga et al. (2020)
Khat extract and cathinone Swiss albino mice Immunomodulatory roles Helps in combating infectious diseases Ketema et al. (2015)
Khat extract and/or cathinone Sprague–Dawley rats Promote production of testosterone levels Enhance sexual activity Mohammed and Engidawork (2011a, b)