This section is from the book "Botanic Drugs Their Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics", by Thomas S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: Botanic Drugs, Their Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Savin, Juniperus Sabina. Widely official; but savin and the oil of savin have been deleted from the U. S. P. IX. For a discussion of the emmena-gogue oils, see "Helonias." Savin oil acts similarly to turpentine. See "Abies." Savin should not be used as an emmenagogue. Short of dangerously toxic doses the drug is not abortifacient. Savin is now rarely used: turpentine is preferable. Savin is given in doses of 5 to 10 grains, and the oil in doses of 1 minim.