there’s some evidence that chervil benefits may include:

Acting as a natural digestive aid, helping settle the stomach
Acting as a mild stimulant and mood-lifter
Reducing fluid retention/edema, as it acts as a natural diuretic to increase urine discharge
Treating menstrual cramps
Treating coughs and acting as an expectorant, since it facilitates secretion of mucus from the respiratory system
Lowering high blood pressure
Helping reduce hiccups when combined with vinegar
Managing gout symptoms
Supporting joint health
Supporting liver function
Treating pockets of infection (abscesses)
Relieving eczema symptoms, hemorrhoids, cellulite and varicose veins — it may also help reduce redness, swelling, injuries and scars affecting the skin, which is why it’s found in some natural skin cleansers, lotions and blemish treatments
Treating irritation of the eyes
It’s believed that many of the same benefits attributed to parsley are also true of chervil. Chervil contains active constituents in the form of volatile oils and antioxidants like flavonoids and coumarins that give it these health-promoting effects.

Two of the most prominent constituents present in this herb are methyl chavicol (or estragole, which is also found in basil) and hendecane (undecane).

Various types of chervil species have also been found to contain deoxypodophyllotoxin, which one study published in the journal Molecules states has been “proven to have antitumor and anti-proliferative effects, anti-platelet aggregation, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and insecticidal activity.”

Another interesting fact about the volatile oil extracted from chervil leaves is that it has a similar smell as myrrh oil, which is why chervil was once called “myrrhis.”

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