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Table 4 Commonly prescribed single herbs and herbal formulae of CGD-CHPs a

From: Prescription profile of Chinese herbal products containing coumestrol, genestein, and/or daidzein among female users: an analysis of national health insurance data in Taiwan between 1997 and 2007

Drug name Herbs with phytoestrogens Prescriptions %
Total herbal prescription   6,270,813 100
Herbal prescription containing coumestrol, genistein and/or daidzein   1,389,244 22.2
Single herb (Chinese name)    
Ge Gen Puerariae Radix 223,313 3.6
Bu Gu Zhi Puerariae Fructus 24,040 0.4
Ku Shen Gen Sophorae Flavescentis Radix 17,865 0.3
Huai Hua Sophorae Flos 11,811 0.2
Dan Dou Chi Sojae Semen Praeparatum 5,132 0.1
Herbal formulae (English name)    
Ge gen tang Pueraria Decoction Puerariae Radix 315,781 5.0
Yin qiao san Lonicera and Forsythia Powder Sojae Semen Praeparatum 307,692 4.9
Chai ge jie ji tang Bupleurum and Pueraria Flesh-Resolving Decoction Puerariae Radix 115,629 1.8
Xiao feng san Wind-Dispersing Powder Sophorae Flavescentis Radix 85,502 1.4
Dang gui nian tong tang Chinese Angelica Pain-Assuaging Decoction Puerariae Radix Sophorae Flavescentis Radix 81,063 1.3
Shi shen tang Ten Spirits Decoction Puerariae Radix 75,271 1.2
Ge gen qin lian tang Pueraria, Scutellaria, and Coptis Decoction Puerariae Radix 60,686 1.0
Shen su yin Ginseng and Perilla Beverage Puerariae Radix 34,848 0.6
Qing shu yi qi tang Summerheat-Clearing Qi-Boosting Decoction Puerariae Radix 32,338 0.5
San zhong kui jian tang Swelling-Dispersing Hardness-Breaking Decoction Puerariae Radix 27,071 0.4
  1. a CGD-CHPs refers to Chinese herbal products containing coumestrol, genistein and/or daidzein.