Chive leaf


Chive leaf in TCM:

Explore the properties of Chive leaf according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: warm

Channels: ST, KD, LV

Flavors: pungent
Tonifies: yang

Special Properties:
circulates qi, circulates blood

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Chive is known for its ability to tonify yang. It also helps to promote qi circulation, and regulate blood circulation.

In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that it enters the Stomach, Kidney, and Liver. The flavor of Chive is acrid, and it is considered to be warm in temperature.

According to Wikipedia the medicinal properties of chives are similar to those of garlic, but weaker. Chives are reported to have a beneficial effect on the circulatory system, and they also have mild stimulant, diuretic, and antiseptic properties.