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Chervil Tea Health Benefits

Chervil is a delicate herb that belongs to the parsley family. It is known as Anthriscus cerefolium scientifically and is native to southern Russia and the Middle East. The annual herb is at its peak from May to September.


Because of its mild sweet flavour and great taste, it has made a place as an ingredient in several famous French dishes.


It tastes especially good when added with eggs. Be it poached, omelettes or scrambled eggs, it accentuates the taste of the dish.


It is a source of vitamins C and A, which improves vision. Benefit of the vitamins can be noticed better if it is taken along with fat.


Chervil tea is known in folk remedies is used seasonally as a blood purifier. So, it is a solution to springtime lethargy.


Applying the tea as part of a face mask can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve elasticity of the skin.


Cotton balls soaked in chervil tea can also reduce redness and swollen eyes. Including chervil tea and the herb chervil as a part of your everyday diet can lead to a longer life.


Its taste and fragrance fill the senses the way warmth does, slowly, subtly.


The warmth of this herb suggested medicinal uses to many of history’s herbalists.


The first-century Roman scholar Pliny and the seventeenth-century herbalist Nicholas Culpeper believed that chervil, as Cuipeper put it, “does much please and warm old and cold stomach” During the Middle Ages, chervil was used for a variety of ailments.


To prepare chervil tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 Tbs. fresh chopped chervil and let it steep for 20 minutes.


Be sure to cover this to keep in all the volatile oils. When cool, moisten a cotton ball with some of the mixture and place over closed eyes for 10 minutes.


You should remember that the longer you store the herb after plucking it, the more it will lose its flavour.


In this case, it’s best to dry the herb and store it. You can either dry it in an oven or make a mix of chervil and butter, then freeze the butter.

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