The khat plant is native to regions in eastern Africa. It’s been used as a stimulant in the region for centuries. Khat’s also illegal in the US. The active ingredient in khat, cathinone, is a potent stimulant which can be addictive over time.

What is Khat?

Khat is pretty rare in the US. Synthetic versions of cathinone can be highly dangerous. A detox center can help treat khat addiction.