Anthriscus cerefolium Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
chervil garden chervil
Anthriscus cerefolium

Medical use

Economic importance of Anthriscus cerefolium

Food additives flavoring
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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Cultivated
    • Africa
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran; Iraq ; Turkey
    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • Middle Asia: Kyrgyzstan; Uzbekistan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Cultivated
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Cultivated
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany ; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Moldova; Russian Federation - Astrakhan, Rostov; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy ; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France
    Cultivated
    • Europe
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Cultivated
    • Canada
    • United States

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Apiin found in Plant
Analgesic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
AntiMS
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Antiacne
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Leaf (345 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Antialopecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antianaphylactic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Iron found in Leaf (345 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Apiin found in Plant
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antibradykinic
Apiin found in Plant
Anticanker
Iron found in Leaf (345 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Anticataract
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Leaf (345 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Anticoronary
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antieczemic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Antifibrinolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antigranular
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Deoxypodophyllotoxin found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antileukemic
Deoxypodophyllotoxin found in Plant
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antileukotriene-D4
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Leaf (345 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antimitotic
Deoxypodophyllotoxin found in Plant
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4850 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Antioxidant
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Apiin found in Plant
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Deoxypodophyllotoxin found in Plant
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antitumor
Deoxypodophyllotoxin found in Plant
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Antiulcer
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Antiviral
Deoxypodophyllotoxin found in Plant
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4850 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Artemicide
Deoxypodophyllotoxin found in Plant
Astringent
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Methyl-chavicol found in Essential Oil
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Collagenic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Comedolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Deoxypodophyllotoxin found in Plant
DNA-Binder
Methyl-chavicol found in Essential Oil
Deodorant
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
FLavor
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Hepatocarcinogenic
Methyl-chavicol found in Essential Oil
Hepatoprotective
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Herbicide
Deoxypodophyllotoxin found in Plant
Hypercholesterolemic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Leaf (895 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Leaf (21 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Hypothermic
Methyl-chavicol found in Essential Oil
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4850 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Insecticide
Deoxypodophyllotoxin found in Plant
Methyl-chavicol found in Essential Oil
Insectifuge
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Lubricant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Metastatic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Nematicide
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4850 ppm)
Pesticide
Methyl-chavicol found in Essential Oil
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Leaf (345 ppm)
Propecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (68900 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Leaf (4.4 ppm)
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (6500 ppm)
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Deoxypodophyllotoxin found in Plant
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Leaf (14509 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (121815 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (1400 ppm)
Potassium found in Leaf (51200 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Leaf (10 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1-allyl-2,4-dimethoxybenzene Essential Oil
Apiin Plant
Ash Leaf 166,000 178,950
Calcium Leaf 13,460 14,509
Carbohydrates Leaf 491,000 529,300
Copper Leaf 4.4
Deoxypicropodophyllin Plant
Deoxypodophyllotoxin Plant
Eo Plant 300
Seed 9,000
Fat Leaf 39,000 42,040
Seed 105,000 156,000
Fiber Leaf 113,000 121,815
Iron Leaf 320 345
Linoleic-acid Seed 68,900
Magnesium Leaf 1,300 1,400
Manganese Leaf 21
Methyl-chavicol Essential Oil
Palmitic-acid Seed 6,500
Petroselinic-acid Seed 53,300
Phosphorus Leaf 4,500 4,850
Potassium Leaf 47,400 51,200
Protein Leaf 232,000 250,100
Plant
Sodium Leaf 830 895
Vit-b-6 Leaf 11 14
Water Leaf 72,000
Zinc Leaf 9 10
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]