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Catha edulis

Catha edulis

Afrikaans:  Boesmantee

English :     Bushman’s tea

Arabic:       Khat

IsiXhosa:   Umhlwazi  - to support on a journey.

Description and diagnostic features   

   It is  tree from the warmer areas with more stunted growth in colder areas.  The leaves are oblong with very neat serrated edges.


Part used     

    Fresh tips of the branches.

    The bark also works but is totally destructive to the tree.


    It gives the feeling of relaxation.




     It grows naturally in to a big tree in warmer areas but I have seen it planted in areas with serious frost in winter.


     Grows well from seed.