CHEKEN

OTHER NAME(S):

Arryan, Chekan, Chequén, Eugenia chequen, Luma chequen, Mirte, Myrte du Chili, Myrte du Chili Blanc, Myrtus, Myrtus chequen.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

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.

How does it 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.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

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

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

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.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for CHEKEN Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

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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REFERENCES:

  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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