Properties Chives - Allium schoenoprasum


Name: Allium schoenoprasum L.
Harvest: In the warmer months.
Properties: Diuretic, scorbutic, hypoglycemic, expectorant, laxative, healing, antiseptic.
Family: Liliaceae.
Common names: thin leek, garlic cipollino, Hungarian ajo.

Property Chive - Allium schoenoprasum: Property

Habitat: In wet areas up to 1200 meters.
Parts used: The leaves.
Storage: The leaves are used only fresh.
Use: As a flavoring in many culinary preparations.
Notes: Chives are an excellent substitute for onions, but are more easily digested.