July 27, 2016


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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...

  • Cough.
  • High triglycerides.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Fever.
  • Gout.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Other conditions.
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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