Chives are type of onion that belong to the amaryllis family.
Chives are rich source of vitamin K, C and folic acid and minerals such as manganese, magnesium and iron. Chives are mostly consumed fresh. They are often used as ingredient of salads, sauces, soups and dishes made of cheese, eggs, potatoes, meat and seafood. Finely chopped leaves can be mixed with butter to improve its taste and aroma.
Leaves of chives are used to reduce high blood pressure, facilitate digestion, alleviate stomach discomfort and prevent bad breath. They can also improve strength of nails and hair. Juice obtained from leaves can be used against mildew, scabs and fungal infections.