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Chervil.

Botanical name:

Chaerefolium.

A SALLAD herb cultivated in gardens, but not without its medicinal virtue. It is like parsley in its manner of growth, but the leaves are more divided, and of a paler colour. The stalks are round, striated, hollow, and of a pale green; they divide into several branches, and are about two feet high: the leaves on them are like those from the root, but smaller. The flowers are bitter and white, they stand in large tufts at the tops of the branches. The seeds are large and smooth.

The roots of chervil work by urine, but moderately; they should be given in decoction.


The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.



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