Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 2

Original Article

Prescriptions of Chinese Herbal Medicines for Insomnia in Taiwan during 2002

Table 2

The top 10 individual Chinese herbs prescribed for insomnia in Taiwan during 2002.

Chinese single herb (Chinese name)Generic nameNumber of prescriptionsPercentage

Shou-wu-tengP. multiflorum709323.8
Suan-zao-renZ spinosa545918.3
Fu-shenPoria cocos397513.3
He-huan-piA. julibrissin298210.0
Mu-liO. gigas24248.1
Yuan-zhiPolygala tenuifolia23738.0
Dan-shenS. miltiorrhiza22487.5
Huang-qinScutellaria baicalensis22107.4
Huang-lianCoptis chinensis15955.4
Bai-heL. brownii15185.1

Total prescription numbers = 29 801.

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