This herb has a reputation of chasing away evil spirits and disease. It is usually planted outside the windows of young children and brought indoors to the kitchen. It was not uncommon to have chive bundles hanging from ceilings and tied to bedposts in ancient times.
Chives are best suited for cullinary purposes. They are best if added
last to a dish (when cooking) because cooking causes much of the flavour to be lost. It should also be noted that large quantities of this herb may cause stomach irritaion.