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Common Name: CHIVES
Scientific Name: Allium schoenoprasum

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Allium schoenoprasum
Allium schoenoprasum


  • Perennial
  • Hardy

Culinary Uses

  • Mild onion flavour
  • Ingredient of all Chinese cooking
  • Flavour soups, stews, sauces and salads
  • Stir-fries, meat, fish and vegetables

Parts Used

  • Leaves, flowers and bulbs

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Antibiotic, antiseptic and antibacterial
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Chest ailments, colds, respiratory disorders
  • Bladder and kidney infections
  • Cleanse the blood
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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