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Biological Name: Allium schoenoprasum sibericum, Allium tuberosum, Allium schoenoprasumchives

Family: Liliaceae

Other Names: Siberian chives, Chives, garlic chives, Chinese chives

Elements Applied: Fresh leaves are commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The remedy is applied to induce appetite, and boost digestive functionality.

Chives are an excellent remedy for loss of appetite and decreased digestive function. It includes arsenic (in neutral quantities) and iron, which are highly necessary for anemia.

Its primary usage consists in adding it to food, to produce a weak onion taste. The herb is rich in vitamin C.

Additional Info: Chive belongs to perennials and is a commonly met plant, which is both specially raised and found wild. It may reach from 8 to 12 inches high, with the stem produced by a bulb-formed, elongated root. The leaves are cylindrical, hollow, and cover the stem at its lower part. The open area of the stem features bluish to purple flowers, which appear in summer period. The fruit is represented by a seed.

Preparation and Intake: The remedy is applied fresh and should not be cooked on heat (for instance, boiled up in soup). It is usually spread over the meal fresh just before serving the food.

Safety: There is no data concerning the plant’s safety level. It is possible that the plant interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider prior to using the plant.