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Table 3 The top 10 individual Chinese herbs 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 single herb (Chinese name) Botanical name No. of prescriptions Percentage
Bai-Xian-Pi Dictamnus dasycarpus Turcz 14895 15.55%
Mu Dan Pi Paeonia suffruticosa Andr 12646 13.21%
Di Fu Zi Kochia scoparia 12213 12.75%
Lian-Qiao Forsythia suspensa 11966 12.50%
Chan Tui Cryptotympana atrata Fabr 9408 9.82%
Yi Yi Ren Semen coicis 8982 9.38%
Gan Cao Glycyrrhiza uralensis 8643 9.03%
Jing Jie Schizonepeta tenuifolia 7814 8.16%
Jin Yin Hua Lonicera japonica 7803 8.15%
Tu Fu Ling Smilax lanceifolia Roxb 7743 8.09%
  1. Total prescription number, n = 95765.