Allium schoenoprasum



Chives are grown for their scapes, which are used for culinary purposes as a flavoring herb, and provide a somewhat milder flavor than those of other Allium species.

Chives have a wide variety of culinary uses, such as in traditional dishes in France and Sweden, chives are used with pancakes, soups, fish and sandwiches

Allium schoenoprasum flowers


Common name:-Allium schoenoprasum.

Culinary use:-

The scapes and the unopened, immature flower buds are diced and used as an ingredient for fish, potatoes, soups, and other dishes. Chives have insect-repelling properties that can be used in gardens to control pests.

Medicinal use:-

The medicinal properties of chives are similar to those of garlic, but weaker; the faint effects in comparison with garlic are probably the main reason for their limited use as a medicinal herb. Containing numerous organosulfur compounds such as allyl sulfides and alkyl sulfoxides, chives are reported to have a beneficial effect on the circulatory system.

They also have mild stimulant, diuretic, and antiseptic properties.

Allium schoenoprasum flowers


Scientific classification e
Kingdom:     Plantae
Clade:     Angiosperms
Clade:     Monocots
Order:     Asparagales
Family:     Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily:     Allioideae
Genus:     Allium
Species:     A. schoenoprasum
Binomial name
Allium schoenoprasum