Top 10 of most commonly studied individual Chinese medicines for threatened miscarriage.
Order English name Biological name Frequency* Mean daily dose a Therapeutic actions b Other applications c 1 Largehead Atractylodes Rhizome Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae 59 (41%) 12.7 g Prevent miscarriage — 2 Chinese Dodder Seed Semen Cuscutae 55 (38%) 21.8 g Prevent miscarriage and prelabor Cataract, diarrhea, sperm abnormality, chronic prostatitis. 3 Himalayan Teasel Root Radix Dipsaci 55 (38%) 15.3 g Stop vaginal bleeding Prevent miscarriage Fractures and injuries, Lower back pain. 4 Donkey-hide Glue Colla Corii Asini 49 (35%) 6.3 g Increase platelet count Stop vaginal spotting Chronic bleeding, anemia, tuberculosis, uterine fibroids, endometriosis. 5 Chinese Taxillus Twig Herba Taxilli 48 (34%) 17.9 g Prevent miscarriage Lower high blood pressure Lower back pain, tendons atrophy. 6 Milkvetch Root Radix Astragali 48 (34%) 22.9 g — Chronic nephritis, diabetes mellitus, diuresis. 7 White Peony Root Radix Paeoniae Alba 44 (31%) 15.5 g Regulate menstruation Abdomen and limb pain, check sweating. 8 Chinese Angelica Radix Angelicae Sinensis 42 (29%) 10.1 g Improve blood circulation Regulate menstruation General pain, bowels overactivity. 9 Liquorice Root Radix Et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae 40 (28%) 6.2 g — Detoxification, dispel phlegm, coughing, spasmodic pain. 10 Baical Skullcap root Radix Scutellariae 35 (24%) 10.1 g Stop vaginal bleeding Prevent miscarriage Detoxification.
% is the number of literature of each formula/total amount of literature * 100.
aThe mean of the reported daily dose in all included clinical trials.
bFunctions of Chinese herbal medicines as treatment to threatened miscarriages.
cOther functions of Chinese herbal medicines as treatment to other disorders.