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Bupleurum falcatum


Bupleurum falcatum, also known as sickle-leaved hare's-ear,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> Chinese thoroughwax, sickle hare's ear and sickle-leaf hare's ear, is a species of flowering plant in the Apiaceae family.<ref name="ars-grin.gov">Template:GRIN</ref>

It is endemic to Europe and Western Asia.<ref name="ars-grin.gov" />

Bupleurum falcatum has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years as a "liver tonic".<ref>Bupleurum (Bupleurum chinenseL., Bupleurum falcatum)</ref>

Bupleurum falcatum has been found to possess antidepressant properties, mediated through the serotonergic & noradrenergic systems (although the precise mechanism remains to be found).<ref>Template:Cite journal</ref>