The content of psychoactive phenylpropyl and phenylpentenyl khatamines in Catha edulis Forsk. of different origin.

@article{Geisshsler1987TheCO,
  title={The content of psychoactive phenylpropyl and phenylpentenyl khatamines in Catha edulis Forsk. of different origin.},
  author={S M Geissh{\"u}sler and Rudolf Brenneisen},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={1987},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={269-77}
}
Khat, the leaves of Catha edulis Forsk. (Celastraceae), is widely used as a stimulant in East Africa and the Arab Peninsula. Samples from the most important markets of Ethiopia, Kenya, North Yemen and Madagascar were analysed with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) concerning their khatamine content (phenylpropyl and phenylpentenylamines). The variability of khatamines depending on origin, type and quality is discussed. In many samples a good correlation between the amount of… CONTINUE READING

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