Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) is an annual aromatic herb of the Umbelliferae family. It has a very delicate aroma that partially recalls those of basil and anise. Chervil has diuretic and purifying properties and is useful for the respiratory system and against constipation.
Chervil grows spontaneously in south-eastern Europe, the Caucasus and the mountains of western Asia. It is easy to find it in the wild in all of Europe. It is now naturalized in the Mediterranean areas to the point that in the woods it grows spontaneously and it is precisely the wild varieties that are the most valuable from the aromatic point of view.