|Botanical Nomenclature||Anthriscus cerefolium|
|Common Name||French Parsley, Garden Chervil|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Anthriscus cerefolium is an annual plant growing from 50 to 90cm, with pinnate, wavy, fragrant leaves and small, white flowers. The flowering and the harvesting take place from May to June|
|Region Found||Ioannina (Pindos, Gramos)|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||The whole plant|
|Active Substances||Essential oil which contains estragole, apiin (glycoside), coumarins, flavonoids|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The herbal tea is administered as tonic, diuretic, expectorant, antihypertensive and digestive. It is applied externally to the skin for the treatment of skin diseases, eczema, wounds, eye pain and abscesses. In cosmetology is used as ingredient in many cosmetics, due to its strong antioxidant action.|
|Method of Administration||It is applied externally to the skin especially as an antioxidant in the form of aqueous extract for the treatment of various skin diseases. Also, it is used as ingredient in food supplements or it can be consumed as fresh salad or cooked.
Warning: The use of herb preparations is not recommended without seeking advice from your physician or pharmacist. The substances they contain may interact with the subscribed drugs that the patient already takes, thus eliminating their therapeutic efficacy or inducing toxicity. They may also burden further weakened vital functions of the body thus exposing the patient to increased morbidity and life threatened conditions.
|Toxicity- Adverse Effects||Attention required during its harvesting, as it looks like conium and other poisonous plants of the Umbelliferae family.|
|References||1)http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Anthriscus+cerefolium 2)http://www.anniesremedy.com/herb_detail95.php 3)http://herbs-treatandtaste.blogspot.gr/2010/11/cow-parsley-anthriscus-sylvestris.html 4)http://practicalplants.org/wiki/Anthriscus_cerefolium 5)http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/herbs/chervil.html|