This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Sabina, Savin. This gum resin is very disagreeable in substance, and is rarely used. It is rubefacient, em-menagogue, and vermicide. The f.e. is used in 5 to I5 I. doses in amenorrhea. The oil may be used in I to 4 I. doses for worms. In small doses (0, I I. every hour) it is used in gout and uterine pains with a tendency to miscarriage. Smaller doses, if miscarriage appears imminent. The tincture is also applied to warts. These homeopathic claims have not received any very general support, and the small dose should not be depended upon.