Thursday, November 15, 2007

To Your Health

We all know the culinary use of chives, but very seldom do we talk about the medicinal use of chives. Did you know that chives contain the following: Essential oils, vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamine, niacin, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, allicin, alliin, and trace diosgenin? Neither did I!

This wonder herb has been know to treat bloating, chest pain, angina, heart disease, upper back pain, buttock pain (hmmmm), dyspnea (???), and finally coughing. The next time I'm keeping my girlfriend awake with my incessant coughing I'm heading to the herb garden...screw the medicine cabinet.

It doesn't stop there folks. Chives may also aid in the veterinary care of your livestock. For instance, did you know that if your cow is constipated, a mixture of chives and bran mash will gently cleanse its stomachs?! For real!

For more information about what chives can mean for your health, point your browser to Earth Notes.