Chives – Ingl.,Schnittlauch – Ted.,Civette, Ciboulette – Fr,Cebollino – Sp., Лук скорода - Russ.
Chives belong to the Liliaceae family, probably native to Asia. It grows in meadows, grass lawns and on mountains up to 2500 m above sea level, in Europe, Asia and North America. Its leaves are tubular, long and narrow, with a delicate onion -like aroma. Its flowers are pink-purple.
dried chives, tubular or sheet, Chinese origin.
Chives leaves contain vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, zinc, protein, fat, carbohydrates and fiber.
Chives leaves are used in cooking to flavor salads, omelets, fish dishes and soft cheese.
Chives, like tarragon, is another natural remedy that has digestive properties, purifying, antiseptic and stimulating for appetite as tarragon.
It eliminates intestinal worms, reduces insomnia, hypertension and blood glucose.
It regulates heart rate.
Its leaves are dried after cutting into rings or slices. They are stored in a dry, dimly lit and well ventilated place.