Chives

CHIVES (Allium schoenoprasum)

Cultivation – Rich, well drained soil in full Sun

Propagation – Seed sown in Spring. Bulbs planted in
Autumn or Spring

Flowers – are produced in Spring through to late
Summer

Harvest – Cut as required

Dimensions – 10-60cm high. 30cm wide

USES

Culinary – Use with potatoes and eggs. Use also in
soups, salads, soft cheeses, omelettes, sauces and
anything else you would use onion in

Magical – None found for Chives but see below for
related species

Garlic (A. sativum) – Protection, Healing, Exorcism,
Lust, Anti-Theft
Leek (Allium spp.) – Love, Protection, Exorcism
Onion (A. cepa) – Protection, Exorcism, Healing,
Money, Prophetic Dreams, Lust
Shallot (Allium spp.) – Purification

FOLKLORE AND HISTORY

The Allium family originate from South Africa. The
typical smell from this plant comes from the sulphur
compounds in the plant which depending on its levels
can be beneficial to circulation, digestion and the
respiratory system.

Sources:

The Complete New Herbal by Richard Mabey (ISBN
0140126821) Published by Penguin

Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham (ISBN
0875421229) Published by Llewellyn Publications

The Royal Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of
Herbs and Their Uses by Deni Bown (ISBN 0751333867) Published by DK

The Essential Herb Garden (Growing and Using Herbs
in Australia) by Gilian Painter (ISBN 1854290455)
Published by Millennium Books

Disclaimer: This is for reference guide only.
Herbs can be used
effectively for mild ailments but medical advice
should be consulted
first to rule out major illnesses.

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