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Chervil has been a staple of classic French cooking for centuries. However, long before it made its way into the kitchen, chervil was lauded by some of the most ancient civilizations as a cure-all plant with potent medicinal powers.

Used by the ancient Greeks to create healing spring tonics, and herbalists the world over to cure the likes of digestive problems, chervil has long been a staple of natural medicine given its range of health benefits. Today, this mild spice is most popularly used in classic French preparations of dishes ranging from airy omelets to rich, creamy sauces.