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Table 2 Top 10 Chinese herbal formulae prescribed for urticaria in Taiwan during 2009

From: Frequency and pattern of Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions for urticaria in Taiwan during 2009: analysis of the national health insurance database

Chinese herbal formula Ingredients No. of prescriptions Percentage
Xiao Feng San Angelicae sinensis, Rehmannia glutinosa Liboschitz, Saposhinkoviae Radix, Anemarrhena Rhizome, Sophora Flavescens, Sesamum Indicum, Schizonepeta tenuifolia, Atractylodes Rhizome, Arctium lappa, Gypsum Fibrosum, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Cryptotympana atrata Fabr, Akebia quinata Decne 46772 48.84%
Jing Fang Bai Du San Bupleurum falcatum, Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort, Saposhinkoviae Radix, Poriae cocos, Platycodon grandiflorum, Schizonepeta tenuifolia, Notopterygii Rhizoma, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Angelicae Tuhou Radix, Poncirus trifoliata Rafin, Zingiber officinale 14561 15.20%
Huang-Lian-Jie-Du-Tang Coptidis Rhizoma, Gardenia jasminoides, Scutellaria baicalensis, Phellodendri cortex 8837 9.23%
Dang Gui Yin Zi Angelicae sinensis, Rehmannia glutinosa Liboschitz, Paeoniae lactiflorae Radix, Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort, Polygonum multiflorum, Schizonepeta tenuifolia, Saposhinkoviae Radix, Tribulus terrestris, Astragalus membranaceus, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Zingiber officinale 7575 7.91%
Longdan Xiegan Tang Gardenia jasminoides, Alismatis Rhizoma, Gentiana scabra, Akebia quinata Decne, Rehmannia glutinosa Liboschitz, Bupleurum falcatum, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Plantaginis semen, Angelicae sinensis 7554 7.89%
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San Bupleurum falcatum, Angelicae sinensis, Paeoniae lactiflorae Radix, Atractylodes macrocephala, Poriae cocos, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Paeonia suffruticosa Andr, Gardenia jasminoides, Menthae folium, Zingiber officinale 7007 7.32%
Wen Ching Yin Gardenia jasminoides, Scutellaria baicalensis, Coptidis Rhizoma, Phellodendri cortex, Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort, Rehmannia glutinosa Liboschitz, Angelicae sinensis, Paeoniae lactiflorae Radix 6908 7.21%
Gui Zhi Tang Cinnamomi ramulus, Paeoniae lactiflorae Radix, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Zingiber officinale, Zizyphus jujuba Mill 4600 4.80%
Yin Qiao San Lonicera japonica, Forsythia suspensa, Platycodon grandiflorum, Arctium lappa, Menthae folium, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Phragmites communis Trin., Lophatherum gracile, Schizonepeta tenuifolia 3495 3.65%
Xiao Chai Hu Tang Bupleurum falcatum, Pinellia ternata, Panax ginseng, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Scutellaria baicalensis, Zizyphus jujuba Mill, Zingiber officinale 3377 3.53%
  1. Total prescription numbers, n = 95765.