Allium schoenoprasum

Names

Names

Scientific: Allium schoenoprasum

English: Chives

Portuguese: Cebolinho

Origins

Origins

Family: Alliaceae

Origin: Europe, The Himalayas and Japan

Life Cycle: Vivacious

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameAllium schoenoprasum
English NameChives
Portuguese NameCebolinho, ceboletas de França, ceboletas-de-França, cebolinha, cebolinha-galega, cebolinha-miúda.
German NameSchnittlauch
FamilyAlliaceae
OriginEurope, The Himalayas and Japan.
HabitatWell-drained soils, the periphery of fields or cultivated gardens, rocky, dry areas and where there are vineyards.
Life CycleVivacious
Preferences CultivationSunlight, well drained, loamy soils.
Method of propagationSowing - seeds ripen from July to August . Seeding should be done in the spring of the following year , the division can be made at any time of year , but spring is still the best time of propagation.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering June to July . H : 0.3 m, Ø 0.15 m
Description of smells and flavorsFlavor and aroma of onions
Properties MedicinalBeneficial to the digestive and circulatory system, stimulates the appetite, is hypertensive and toning properties. The German Commission E approves the use of this plant to treat loss of appetite and to prevent atherosclerosis.
Properties EdibilityGreat for adding to salads and for flavoring soups. Flowers are used as a garnish in salads. Their delicate and spicy scent onion, chive are a key ingredient in the confection of yogurt sauce or cream cheese, salads and omelettes. Try also in fish dishes and seafood. Combine with basil, tarragon, parsley or fennel.
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsThere are cases of poisoning due to consumption of high doses. Dogs are very susceptible to plant compounds.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: Leaves (raw, cooked or dried). Pruning: Cut the leaves ensures a continuation of young leaves and prevents flowering.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators. The plant has compounds which are used as insect repellents and fungicidal properties.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe first time it was mentioned in traditional Chinese medicine was 500 BC.

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