Botanist's Glossary

Sickle-leaved Hare’s ear - Bupleurum falcatum

  • Description
    • Sickle-leaved hare's ear (Apiaceae family) is a herbaceous perennial with small, yellow, five-petalled flowers arranged in an umbel. The upper leaves are narrow and curved like the shape of a sickle - hence the plant's name. This plant is quite common in the Alps and in many chalky regions of France.
  • Traditions
    • The root is traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat fever and both pulmonary and intestinal inflammation. It is an anti-inflammatory, stimulates the immune system, and also has sedative properties.
  • Properties
    • We use a hare’s ear extract as it contains active ingredients that promote lipolysis. Such active ingredients are included in products that help to slim the figure and firm skin tissue.