Researchers Find Ties Between Africa’s Khat Use and Liver Disease

Africa Times:

A team of medical researchers are calling attention to the links between liver disease in sub-Saharan Africa and the role of chewing khat, the plant commonly known as miraa in East African nations.

With the high frequency of khat consumption in Africa, its not surprising that it is leading to liver disease for some people. Khat is essentially a plant cathinone, and too much of it is bound to cause problems for the body. It makes complete sense that the liver would get hit pretty hard if you’re chewing it all day every day.