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Table 4 The most frequently used CMs for NCP patients

From: Treatment efficacy analysis of traditional Chinese medicine for novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19): an empirical study from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

Classification of TCMTop 3 used TCMsFrequency
Category of clearing heat and drying dampness and removing toxin (清热燥湿解毒类)Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi (黄芩)29
Lonicera japonica Thunb (金银花)11
Forsythia suspense Vahl (连翘)10
Category of aromatic herbs resolving dampness (芳香化湿类)Amomum villosum Lour (砂仁)28
Amomum compactum (豆蔻)12
Pogostemon cablin (藿香)9
Category of eliminating dampness with bland medicinal (淡渗利湿类)Poria cocos (茯苓)40
Alisma orientalis (泽泻)34
Coix lacryma-jobi (薏苡仁)36
Category of invigorating spleen and removing dampness (ISRD, 健脾祛湿类)Atractylodes macrocephala (白术)30
Astragalus membranaceus (黄芪)5
Dolichos (白扁豆)2
Category of power appetite and digestant medicinal (开胃消食类)Massa Medicata Fermentata (神曲)19
Hordeum vulgare (麦芽)18
Gallus gallus domesticus (鸡内金)13
OthersPrunus armeniaca (杏仁)33
Paeonia suffruticosa (丹皮)27
Platycodon grandiflorum (桔梗)27