The healing power of sickle gold screen

Sickle umbel is a plant with many hollow stems with yellow umbellifers at the ends. It is native to Asia and Southern, Central and Eastern Europe. In the Netherlands, the plant is sporadically found on the limestone soils of South Limburg. Sickle gold fennel is a medicinal plant that can grow to a height of one meter. Primarily it strengthens the liver. This plant is also used against stomach and intestinal diseases. NB! This article is written from the personal view of the author and may contain information that is not scientifically substantiated and/or in line with the general view.

Botanical drawing of sickle gold screen / Source: Public domain, Wikimedia Commons (PD)


  • Naming sickle gold screen
  • History of gold flake screen
  • Scientific studies gold flake screen
  • Active substances gold sickle screen
  • Gold-chip screen, good for the liver
  • Gold sickle screen, good for the stomach
  • Sickle gold screen, good for the adrenal gland
  • Sickle gold screen, good for the immune system
  • Other medicinal effects of sickle gold screen


Naming sickle gold screen

In Latin, sickle fennel is called Bupleurum Falcatum . Bupleurum is derived from the Greek word boupleuros, which means ‘ox rib’. The plant is characterized by many stems that can be compared to ribs. By the way, boupleuros was actually the name of a different plant. Falcatum means ‘sickle-shaped’. That is a reference to the shape of the flower umbels, which have the profile of a crescent moon. In Dutch, sickle gold screen is also called bupleurum and sickle doorwas.

History of gold flake screen

In Chinese medicine, sickle fennel has been used for centuries for its medicinal effect on the liver. In addition, he brings yin and yang into harmony; he fills a lack of yang. Imbalances between the liver and spleen can also be taken care of by sickle gold screen, according to Chinese medicine. The plant is used in China for chills, fever, flu, colds, liver enlargement, uterine prolapse, rectal prolapse and irregular menstruation. Ancient Chinese texts describe this medicinal plant as bitter and cool. It has diaphoretic properties and a regulating effect on the liver and digestion.

Scientific studies gold flake screen

Few older scientific studies are known about sickle gold screen. All studies done date from the 21st century. A 2010 study shows that sickle gold fencing can be very helpful for spinal cord injuries. A 2012 study confirms the medicinal effect of sickle fennel on the liver. Moreover, this research shows that it also helps against an overactive thyroid gland. Furthermore, sickle gold screen has been proven by scientific research to be a natural remedy for psychological disorders. Memory disorders, among other things, can be resolved with sickle gold screen. It is also a medicinal plant against depression and anxiety disorders. The ancient Chinese wisdom that the plant can make stomach diseases disappear is verified in the scientific findings that the plant is good against stomach ulcers.

Active substances gold sickle screen

Only the root of this plant is used. Golden crescent screen mainly contains triterpenoid saponins such as saikosaponins a, b1, b2, b3, b4, c, d, e, f and h. It also contains saikogenins a to g. These are also a type of saikosaponins except they are not linked to sugar. In addition, this medicinal plant contains pectin-like polysaccharides, the phytosterol alfapinasterol, bupleurumol, delta-7-stigmasterol, delta-22-stigmasterol, adonitol and essential oil.

Sickle Gold Screen / Source: Fornax, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA-3.0)

Gold-chip screen, good for the liver

The main effect of gold sickle screen is that it promotes liver function; in medical terms this plant is called a hepaticum. Among other things, it protects the liver against chemicals. Furthermore, it promotes the secretion of bile, is a carminative agent and is a purifying agent or detoxifier. Animal experiments show that saiokosaponins A and D in particular are very effective for the liver. Scientific research shows that the liver has a greater ability to fight toxins. The liver’s regenerative capacity is also increased, allowing the liver to recover more quickly from damage caused by toxins. Due to these medicinal effects, gold sickle screen is used by herbalists for the following indications:

  • Hepatic insufficiency or weak liver function,
  • Acute viral hepatitis,
  • Chronic hepatitis,
  • Enlarged liver,
  • Liver damage due to chemicals,
  • Liver cirrhosis,
  • Indigestion, dyspepsia,
  • Hemorrhoids due to liver disease.


Gold sickle screen, good for the stomach

Gold sickle screen has been used for centuries to optimize stomach function. It protects the stomach against toxins, among other things, just like the liver. It is a preventive measure for stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer. In addition, it is a digestion-promoting medicinal plant. Bupleurones and saikosaponins are mainly the most active substances. Because of these medicinal properties, sickle gold screen is used for:

  • Prevention of stomach and duodenal ulcers,
  • Gastritis,
  • Reactive hypoglycemia.


Sickle gold screen, good for the adrenal gland

The main medicinal uses of this medicinal plant are applications in the liver, stomach and intestines, but there are other indications for which this age-old herb is used. Sickle gold screen has an anti-inflammatory effect. It supports the adrenal gland and increases the body’s ability to adapt to negatively changing circumstances. Saikosaponins in particular are effective in promoting the release of cortisone by the adrenal gland so that the body’s own anti-inflammatory mechanism functions more efficiently. Because of these medicinal properties, sickle gold screen is used for the following indications:

Sickle Gold Screen / Source: Bernd Haynold, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA-3.0)

  • Chronic inflammation,
  • Anti-immune disorders of the kidneys and liver,
  • Fatigue, reduced performance,
  • Allergic asthma,
  • Tapering off cortisone, prevention of adrenal gland weakness after cortisone therapy.


If you want to make use of the medicinal qualities of sickle gold fennel, it is wise to visit a herbal therapist.


Sickle gold screen, good for the immune system

Sickle gold screen improves the quality of the human immune system. It has an antiviral, antitussive, diaphoretic, antipyretic and analgesic effect.

Other medicinal effects of sickle gold screen

  • Because it has a blood purifying effect, it is used in blood purification and detoxification treatments.
  • Because the membrane of the glomeruli in the kidneys is protected, it prevents kidney damage.
  • Because it is a mild sedative, it is used for mood swings.
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