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Table 2 The top ten most commonly used single herb for premenstrual syndrome (Nā€‰=ā€‰13,820)

From: Identifying Chinese herbal medicine for premenstrual syndrome: implications from a nationwide database

Latin name Indication of TCM syndrome Instances Dose (gm/day) Duration (day) Prevalence (%)
Cyperus rotundus L. Qi stagnation in liver 2,485 1.38 6.3 18.0
Leonurus heterophyllus Sweet Blood stasis 2,097 1.33 6.3 15.2
Corydalis yanhusuo W. T. Wang Qi stagnation and blood stasis 1,573 1.28 6.2 11.4
Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge. Blood stasis 1,281 1.30 6.4 9.3
Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. Kidney and liver deficiency 1,023 1.26 6.3 7.4
Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi Dampness-heat 858 1.30 6.5 6.2
Dipsacus asperoides C. Y. Cheng at T. M. Ai Blood stasis 644 1.17 6.4 4.7
Cuscuta chinensis Lam., or Cuscuta japonica Choisy Kidney yang and yin deficiency 639 1.44 6.6 4.6
Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi or Pueraria thomsonii Benth. External wind, fluid deficiency 616 1.33 6.4 4.5
Paeonia suffruticosa Andr. Blood stasis and heat 605 1.43 6.6 4.4