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Table 3 The 10 most frequently used herbal active substances (unprocessed herbal substances or herbal preparations) in mono- and in all herbal medicinal products

From: Use of herbal medicinal products among children and adolescents in Germany

Herbal medicinal mono-products (n = 711) n (%) All herbal medicinal products (N = 1152*) n (%)
Ivy leaf 312(43.9) Ivy leaf 371(32.2)
Pelargonium root 112(15.8) Thyme herb 217(18.8)
Thyme herb 71(10.0) Eucalyptus leaf 133(11.5)
Saccharomyces boulardii 37(5.2) Pelargonium root 111(9.6)
Purple coneflower herb 22(3.1) Elder flower 77(6.7)
Ribwort plantain herb 15(2.1) Primula flower 77(6.7)
Evening primrose seed 11(1.5) Verbena herb 77(6.7)
Iceland moss 10(1.4) Gentian root 77(6.7)
Fennel fruit 9(1.3) Sorrel herb 77(6.7)
Matricaria flower 7(1.0) Matricaria flower 75(6.5)
  1. Data source: German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) 2003–2006.