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Review Article

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Senile Dementia

Table 2

Top 10 memory-improving TCM herbs.

Chi nameEnglish nameLatin namePartPlantFrequency

Fu LingPoriaPoria cocosSclerotiumPoria cocos (Schw.) Wolf182
Ren ShenGinsengRadix et rhizoma ginsengRoot, stemPanax ginseng C. A. Mey.169
Yuan ZhiThinleaf milkwortRadix polygalaeRootPolygala tenuifolia willd. Polygala sibirica L.139
Gan CaoLicoriceRadix et rhizoma glycyrrhizaeRoot, stemGlycyrrhiza inflata Bat. Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. Glycyrrhiza grabra L.100
Dang GuiChinese AngelicaRadix Angelica sinensisRootAngelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels84
Shi Chang PuGrassleaf sweelflag rhizomeRhizoma acori tatarinowiiStemAcorus tatarinowii Schott.80
Suan Zao RenSpina date seedSemen ziziphi spinosae SeedZiziphus jujuba Mill.var.spinosa. (Bunge) Hu ex H.F. Chou79
Shu Di HuangPrepared rehmannia rootRadix rehmanniae RootRehmannia glutinosa Libosch.62
Mai DongDwarf lilyturf tuberRadix ophiopogonisRootOphiopogon japonicus (L.f.) Ker-Gawl.62
Sheng JiangFresh gingerRhizoma zingiberisStemZingiber officinale Rosc.53

(Note: data are cited from Pharmacopoeia of PR China 2005).

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