This week’s magical herb is chives. Chives are delicate, aromatic, and have a mild onion flavor with a hint of garlic. The purple flowers are edible and are used as a garnish. Chives are frequently used in sour cream dip and on baked potatoes.
Latin Name: Allium schoenoprasum
Other Names: Wild Chives, Flowering Onion
Element: Earth, Fire
Planet: Saturn, Mars
Day: Tuesday, Saturday
Deities and Beings: Ares, Cronus, Mars, Saturn
Parts Used: All
Magical Uses: Banishing, breaking bad habits, dispel depression, exorcism, joy, melancholy, protection, sex, ward disease (hang in home), weight loss
If you’re interested in more magickal herbs, check out the full Magical Herb of the Week series.
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