It is called cerefolium, mirrhis, and mirrha, chervel, süß chervil, and süß cicely.
The garden chervil doth at first somewhat ähneln Petersilie, but after it is better grown, the Blätter are much cut in and jagged, ähneln hemlock, being a little hairy and of a whitish grün colour, manchmal turning rötlich in the summer, with the Stengel also, it riseth a little above half a foot high, bearing white Blüten in spiked tufts, which turn into long and round Samen pointed am Endes, and blackish when they are ripe, of a süß taste, but no smell, though the herb itself smelleth reasonably well. The Wurzel is small and long, and perisheth every year, and must be sown anew in spring, for Samen after July for Autumn fails.
The wild chervil groweth two or three feet high, with yellow Stengel and Gelenke, set with broader and more hairy Blätter, geteilt into sundry parts, nicked about the edges, and of a dark grün colour, which likewise grow rötlich with the Stengel, an der Spitzes whereof stands small white tufts of Blüten, afterwards smaller and longer Samen. The Wurzel is white, hard, and enduring long. This hath little or no Duft.
The first is sown in gardens for a sallad herb, the second groweth wild in many of the meadows of this land, and by the hedge-sides, and on heaths.
They Blüte and Samen early, and thereupon are sown again in the end of summer.
The garden chervil being eaten, doth moderately warm the Magen, and is a certain Heilmittel (sagte Tragus) to auflösen congealed or clotted blood in the body, or that which is clotted by Quetschungen, falls, &c. The Saft or destilliertes Wasser thereof being drank, and the zerquetscht Blätter laid to the place, being taken either in meat or drink, it is good to help to provoke urine, or vertreiben the stone in the Nieren, to send down Monatsregel, and to help the pleurisy and pricking of the sides.
The wild chervil zerquetscht and applied, auflösen swellings in any part, or the marks of geronnenes Blut by Quetschungen or blüht in a little space.