Used as a condiment, known to cooks around the world as a good seasoning for sauces, salads and soups, chervil can be used fresh to give food maximum flavor.
As it loses its smell and color when cooked, it should always be the last ingredient to be placed in the pan.
As far as health is concerned, cerefollium can be used in the treatment of some diseases. This is due to its properties, including analgesic, anti-inflammatory, depurative, digestive, diuretic and moisturizing effects. However, before resorting to one of these treatments, the doctor should be consulted.
Based on medical evaluation, the plant can be used to increase breast milk, treat bladder related diseases, liver congestion, kidney problems, kidney and gallstones, cramps, digestive problems, blood clots, muscle injuries, diabetes, illnesses nervous and fever.
The medicinal properties of the plant even allow it to be used to treat hemorrhoids, hysterics, inflammation of the eyes and breasts, purify the blood and relieve pain caused by bruises. For all these purposes, the parts of the plant that are used are the leaves and seeds.
To prepare cerefolio tea you will need 200 ml of water and a tablespoon of dried leaves. The first step is to boil the water. Once that’s done, put the herb in a cup, pouring the hot water right away. Smother the container and let it sit for about 10 minutes. After that time, just strain and ingest.
In addition to the use of leaves, another variation for cerefolio tea is from the use of seeds. For this, the doctor must be consulted, as the two parts of the plant can treat different diseases. Regarding the amount ingested, the doctor will also give the guarantee, according to the illness. However, the maximum consumption should not exceed three cups per day.