Kitchen Witch: Chives

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(Allium spp.)

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Energies: Weight loss, protection

Lore:

Chives may have been first grown in what is now Siberia, near the shores of Lake Baikal, one of the deepest lakes in the world.

Chives were considered to be powerful aphrodisiacs.

Magical uses:

The great herbalist Gerarde stated that eating chives would surely “attenuate or make thinne,” and these mildly flavoured onions are worth
trying if you’re adopting a weight-loss way of life. Though they are difficult to find fresh in grocery stores, they are easily grown at home.

Chives even grow well in containers. For protection, tie a chive into a knot, add to food, and eat. Do this with visualization!

To be rid of a nasty habit or some personal problem that has been vexing you, tie the problem into a chive with a knot and bury. Do not uncover it.