Anthriscus. Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffm. (Chaerophyllum sativum Lam. Scandix cerefolium, L.), Chervil.—An annual European plant of the Fam. Umbelliferae, cultivated in gardens as a pot-herb, and naturalized in Eastern and Southern Pennsylvania. It has a strong agreeable odor, and a pungent, slightly bitterish taste. It contains a volatile oil of very feeble medicinal power, but it has been used as an emmenagogue and diuretic.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.