Gurage man, enjoying the qat session (khat, Chat or miraa) session. Ethiopia
Khat is a leafy green shrub with naturally occurring stimulant properties. It often chewed in parts of East Africa and the Middle East, but use has begun to spread into Europe.
It increases alertness, confidence and concentration. Khat also makes users more talkative.
It takes the edge off appetite.
Although khat is a stimulant, users can achieve a state of calm following a few hours of chewing.