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Table 1 Top 10 Chinese medicinal herbs prescribed for type 2 diabetes patients in Taiwan

From: Hypoglycemic effects of Trichosanthes kirilowii and its protein constituent in diabetic mice: the involvement of insulin receptor pathway

Chinese medicinal herbs (Chinese name) N a (%)
Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim., root (Tian Hua Fen) 42,013 (5.71)
Astragalus mongholicus Bunge, root (Huang Qi) 35,025 (4.76)
Salvia miltiorrhizae Bge, root (Dan Shen) 34,287 (4.66)
Dioscoreae opposita Thunb., root (Shan Yiao) 30,769 (4.18)
Scrophularia ningpoensis Hemsl., root (Xuan Shen) 20,421 (2.78)
Ophiopogon japonicus (Thunb.) Ker Gawl., tuber (Mai Men Dong) 19,744 (2.68)
Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi, root (Ge Gen) 17,641 (2.40)
Atractylodes lancea (Thunb.) DC., root (Cang Zhu) 12,803 (1.74)
Dendrobium nobile Lindl., stem (Shi Hu) 12,749 (1.73)
Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch, root (Di Huang) 10,948 (1.49)
  1. aTotal prescription number is 141,103