Cheken is a shrub or small tree. It is native to Chile and grown in other parts of South America. The dried leaves and oil from the leaf are used to make medicine.

Cheken is used in South American folk medicine for diarrhea, gout, fever, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.

How does it work ?

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

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