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Table 5 The number of cases prescribed herbs previously reported as hepatotoxic agents

From: Influence of combined therapy with conventional and herbal medicines on liver function in 138 inpatients with abnormal liver transaminase levels

Herbs Commonly used for Number of cases
Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. Essential herbs for herbal medicine 138
Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi Fever 104
Pinellia ternata (Thunb.) Breit. Vertigo, Nausea 84
Rheum palmatum L. Constipation 60
Cimicifuga heracleifolia Kom. Menopausal syndrome 52
Coptis deltoidea C.Y. Cheng et Hsiao Fever 48
Ephedra sinica Stapf. Edema, Obesity 39
Agastache rugosa (Fisch. et Meyer) O. Kuntze Common cold, Blood circulation 39
Plantago asiatica L. Constipation 30
Aconitum carmichaeli Debx Heart stimulant 19
Aconitum ciliare DC. Blood circulation 7
Tussilago farfara L. Cough, Common cold 7
Sinomenium acutum Rehder et Wils. Edema 6
Corydalis ternata Nakai For extravasated blood 6
Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. Adaptogen 4
Chelidonium majus L. Fever 1