CHERVIL

OTHER NAME(S):

Anthriscus cerefolium, Anthriscus longirostris, Cerefolio, Cerfeuil, Cerfeuil Commun, Cerfeuil Cultivé, Cerfeuil des Jardins, Garden Chervil, Herbe Aiguillée, Perifolio, Perifollo, Persil d'Âne, Persil d'Anis, Salad Chervil, Scandix cerefolium.

Overview

Overview Information

Chervil is an herb. It is commonly used as a flavoring agent in food. People also use the leaf, root, and dried flowers of chervil to make medicine.

Chervil is used for gout, skin conditions, digestion problems, high blood pressure, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work?

Chervil is a good source of calcium and potassium. There isn't enough information available to understand how chervil might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Cough.
  • Digestive disorders.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis).
  • Gout.
  • Pockets of infection (abscesses).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of chervil for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: Chervil and chervil extracts are LIKELY SAFE in food amounts. There isn't enough reliable information to know if chervil is safe in medicinal amounts or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use chervil in medicinal amounts if you are pregnant. It contains chemicals that might cause a change (mutation) in the genes of the developing fetus.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for CHERVIL Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of chervil for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for chervil. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Fejes, S., Blazovics, A., Lemberkovics, E., Petri, G., Sz''oke, E., and Kery, A. Free radical scavenging and membrane protective effects of methanol extracts from Anthriscus cerefolium L. (Hoffm.) and Petroselinum crispum(Mill.) nym. ex A.W. Hill. Phytother.Res 2000;14(5):362-365. View abstract.
  • Fejes, S., Blazovics, A., Lugasi, A., Lemberkovics, E., Petri, G., and Kery, A. In vitro antioxidant activity of Anthriscus cerefolium L. (Hoffm.) extracts. J Ethnopharmacol. 2000;69(3):259-265. View abstract.
  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21. Part 182 -- Substances Generally Recognized As Safe. Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=182
  • Lust J. The herb book. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1999.

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