Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are an edible member of the flowering plant genus Allium, which also includes garlic shallots, leeks, and scallions.
This herb's bottom stalks and bulbs have a mild, clean, onion-like flavor that is frequently used as a garnish on foods such as baked potatoes and deviled eggs.
Chives are used to flavor cuisine. However, some individuals who consume chives medicinally do so in the hopes of reaping health benefits.
In natural medicine, chives are most frequently used to cure parasitic worms. These are parasitic worms that inhabit and feed on humans.
Numerous natural items, including lemongrass and garlic, have been studied by scientists as potential treatments for neglected parasites.
Additionally, some individuals take chives to lower the risk of infection, reduce water weight, and as a stimulant.
The majority of the calories in one tablespoon of fresh, raw chives come from carbohydrates (fiber) and protein, according to USDA data.