FACTS ABOVE MIRAA/KHAT/VEVE AND THEIR HEALTH EFFECTS
Miraa/Veve/Khat or should I say its botanical name Catha Edulis is a flowering shrub native to East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The term khat refers to the leaves and young shoots of Catha edulis. The plant has been widely used since the thirteenth century as a recreational drug by the indigenous people of East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Middle East. Individuals chew khat leaves because of their stimulant ... and euphoric effects, which are similar to, but less intense than, those resulting from the abuse of cocaine or methamphetamine.
The chemical structure and composition of Miraa closely resembles a class of drugs called Amphetamines with close resemblance to Methamphetamine, here are the health effects of Methamphetamine..
Amphetamines have strong physical effects. They increase heart and breathing rates and blood pressure, dilate pupils, and decrease appetite. Users also experience a dry mouth, sweating, headache, blurred vision, dizziness, sleeplessness, and anxiety. Extremely high doses can cause rapid or irregular heartbeat, tremors, loss of coordination, and physical collapse. Sudden increases in blood pressure can cause death from stroke, very high fever, or heart failure.
Amphetamines affect mood and personality. Users report feeling restless, anxious, and moody. Higher doses may make the user excited and talkative, providing a false sense of self-confidence and power. Large amounts of amphetamines over a long period of time also can result in an amphetamine psychosis: experiencing hallucinations, having irrational thoughts or beliefs, and feeling suspicious and paranoid. The paranoia sometimes results in extreme mood swings and violent outbursts. lace racer back homecoming garments of chiffon in short length
Long-term use leads to health problems. Heavy use of amphetamines can lead to malnutrition, skin disorders, ulcers, and various diseases that come from vitamin deficiencies. Lack of sleep, weight loss, and depression also result from regular use. Frequent use of large amounts of amphetamines can produce brain damage that results in speech and thought disturbances. Use of methamphetamines during pregnancy may result in severe harm to the developing fetus.
Addiction to amphetamines is possible. Some people report a psychological dependence, a feeling that the drug is essential to normal functioning. Others may be physically dependent on the drug. They may develop a tolerance for amphetamines, needing larger doses to get the same initial effect. When regular users stop abruptly, they may experience withdrawal symptoms: depression, irritability, hunger, and fatigue.See More