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Table 3 The top 5 commonly prescribed herbal formulas (HF) for pediatric atopic dermatitis during 2007. (Total prescriptions = 36,398)

From: Characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine users and prescription analysis for pediatric atopic dermatitis: a population-based study

Herbal formulas Ingredients Dosage (gm/day) Number of prescriptions (%)
Xiao-Feng-San (XFS) Saposhnikovia divariata, 3.4 15,676 (31.6)
Atractylodes lancea,
Schizonepeta tenuifolia,
Arctium lappa,
Glycyrrhiza uralensis,
Rehmannia glutinosa,
Gypsum Fibrosum,
Clematis armandii
Anemarrhena asphodeloides
Angelica sinensis
Cryptotympana pustulata
Sesamum indicum
Sophora flavescens
Jing-Fang-Bai-Du-San Notopterygium incisum, 2.9 3841 (10.6)
Angelica biserrata
Ligusticum chuanxiong
Bupleurum chinense
Peucedanum praeruptorum
Citrus aurantium
Platycodon grandiflorum
Panax ginseng
Poria cocos
Glycyrrhiza uralensis.
Xin-Yi-Qing-Fei-Tang Magnolia biondii 3.0 3254 (8.9)
Scutellaria baicalensis
Gardenia jasminoides
Ophiopogon japonicus
Lilium brownii
Gypsum Fibrosum
Anemarrhena asphodeloides
Glycyrrhiza uralensis
Eriobotrya japonica
Cimicifuga heracleifolia
Zhen-Ren-Huo-Ming-Yin Lonicera japonica, 3.0 2803 (7.7)
Saposhnikovia divariata,
Angelica dahurica,
Angelica sinensis,
Paeonia lactiflora,
Boswellia carterii,
Commiphora myrrha,
Fritillaria thunbergii,
Trichosanthes kirilowii,
Gleditsia sinensis,
Citrus reticulata,
Glycyrrhiza uralensis
Long-Dan-Xie-Gan-Tang Gentiana scabra 2.7 2540 (7.0)
Scutellaria baicalensis
Gardenia jasminoides
Alisma plantago-aquatica
Caulis Clematidis armandii
Plantago asiatica
Angelica sinesis
Rehmannia glutinosa
Bupleurum chinense
Glycyrrhiza uralensis