Myrrhis Odorata. It grows much like the great Hemlock, with large spreading leaves, cut into divers parts, yet of a fresher green than the Hemlock. The stalks grow a yard high, are creased hollow, and having smaller leaves at the joints. The stalks are crowned with tufts of white flowers, which produce long black shining seeds, pointed at each end, of a sharp, sweet, and pleasant taste. The root is large and white, deep in the ground, and its smell is stronger than that of the plant.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Sweet Chervil:

The plant is a wholesome addition to salad. The root boiled, and eaten with vinegar, warms and stimulates cold stomachs; it is beneficial in complaints of the chest and lungs. It relieves flatulency, and promotes appetite, and removes female obstructions. The juice is good to heal old ulcers. It is so harmless that it cannot do any harm. Pulverize the root, and take half a spoonful in brandy for flatulency, colic, etcetera.
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