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Catha edulis , Bushman's Tea, Ghat, Khat, Qat

Catha edulis

Bushman's Tea, Ghat, Khat, Qat
Family: Celastraceae
Origin: East Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Catha edulis is attractive in the garden. It can be planted in groups or in mixed beds where it gives height all year round and beauty in the autumn months. The plant is widely used against respiratory diseases. In tropical Africa and Arab countries it provides the habit-forming stimulant found in the leaves.

It is important to keep Catha edulis on the dry side, as overwatering will harm these plants. In certain areas it is often grown with coffee plants and in irrigated terraces.

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