Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chives and health

Chives is the smallest herb of the onion family. Chives are traditionally used for cooking in Europe and Asia. Chives form an aromatic ingredient in soups, stews, salads and sauces. The leaves can be used as a condiment for fish, potatoes and soups. The flowers can be used for garnishing which will add some spice to the dish. Chives are good for the health. Chives can regulate blood pressure and can be used to control hypertension. Chives aid in digestion and influence blood circulation. The antibacterial attributes of chives can be used to cure common ailments like cough, sore throat, asthma, dysentery and dyspepsia. Chives help in bringing down bad cholesterol levels in the body when consumed frequently. The medicinal herb is also rich in vitamins and iron. The flowers of Chives have ornamental value and used for decorating houses. Chives and eggplant make a wonderful combination that is filled with health benefits. Brinjal is a good source of folic acid and potassium. The seeds of chives are used for treating impotency and urinary incontinence.


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