Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 3

Original Article

Prescriptions of Chinese Herbal Medicines for Insomnia in Taiwan during 2002

Table 3

The top 10 Chinese herbal formulae prescribed for insomnia in Taiwan during 2002.

Chinese herbal formulae (Chinese name)IngredientsNumber of prescriptions (%)

Suan-zao-ren-tangA. asphodeloides, G. uralensis (Gur), Ligusticum chuanxiong, P. cocos (Pco), Z. spinosa (Zsp)9299 (31.2%)
Jia-wei-xiao-yao-san (Dan-zhi-xiao-yao-san)Angelica sinensis (Asi), Atractylodes macrocephala (Ama), Bupleurum chinense (Bch), Gardenia jasminoides (Gja), Gur, Mentha haplocalyx, Paeonia lactiflora, Paeonia suffruticosa (Psu), Pco, Zingiber officinale (Zof)6303 (21.2%)
Tian-wang-bu-xin-danAsi, Asparagus cochinchinensis, Codonopsis pilosula (Cpi), Ophiopogon japonicus (Oja), Platycladus orientalis, Platycodon grandiflorum, Polygala tenuifolia (Pte), Pco, Rehmannia glutinosa (Rgl), S. miltiorrhiza, Schisandra chinensis, Scrophularia ningpoensis, Zsp4656 (15.6%)
Chai-hu-jia-long-gu-mu-li-tangBupleurum chinense, Cinnamomum cassia, Cpi, Os Draconis, O. gigas, Pinellia ternate (Pter), Pco, Rheum palmatum, Scutellaria baicalensis (Sba), Zof, Z. jujuba (Zju),3704 (12.4%)
Wen-dan-tangCitrus aurantium, Gur, Phyliostachys nigra, Pter, Pco, Zof, Zju3445 (11.6%)
Gan-mai-da-zao-tangGur, Triticum aestivum, Zju3427 (11.5%)
Gui-pi-tangAsi, Astragalus membranaceus (Ame), Ama, Aucklandia costus, Cpi, Dimocarpus longan, Gur, Pte, Pco, Zof, Zju, Zsp1960 (6.6%)
Zhi-bai-di-huang-wanAlisma plantago (Apl), Anemarhena asphodeloides, Cornus officinalis, Dioscorea opposite, Psu, Phellodendron chinense, Pco, Rgl1789 (6.0%)
Long-dan-xie-gan-tangAkebia trifoliate, Apl, Asi, Bch, Gja, Gentiana scabra, Gur, Plantago asiatica (Pas), Rgl, Sba1470 (4.9%)
Qing-xin-lian-zi-yinAme, Gur, Lycium chinense, Nelumbo nucifera, Oja, Panax ginseng, Pas, Pco, Sba1370 (4.6%)

Total prescription numbers = 29 801.