Cheken

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What other names is Cheken known by?

Arryan, Chekan, Chequén, Eugenia chequen, Luma chequen, Mirte, Myrte du Chili, Myrte du Chili Blanc, Myrtus, Myrtus chequen.

What is Cheken?

Cheken is an herb. The dried leaves and oil from the leaf are used to make medicine.

People take leaf preparations for diarrhea, fever, gout, high blood pressure, fluid retention, and cough.

Preparations of the leaf oil are used to reduce high triglycerides, a type of blood fat.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cheken for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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How does Cheken work?

Cheken leaf oil might affect the way the body breaks down fat and could be useful in lowering high triglycerides, a type of blood fat.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information available to know if cheken is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of cheken during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Cheken.

The appropriate dose of cheken depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for cheken. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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