Chives is a perennial culinary herb belonging to the Allium family. Chives has a delicate flavor more subtle than onion or garlic. Chopped, it is usually used in salads and omelets. Chives is also used in Asian cuisines to add flavor to dishes. Similar to onion and garlic, Chives contains the Allicin compound and is recognized for its medicinal properties – mainly used as a strong organic antibiotic. The Allicin compound contributes to delaying certain types of cancer, regulate cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Chives is a natural source of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. Chives helps lower blood pressure, improves lung function, helps maintain a healthy heart and strengthens the immune system.