Contractions. - Sabin. Sab.
Juniperus sabina. Nat. ord., Coniferae.
Synonyms. - Sabina vulgaris, S. sterilis.
Fig. - Flora Hom., pl. 53.
Savin. For. names: German, Sadebaum; French, Sabine; Italian, Sabina; Spanish, Sabina.
Habitat. - South of Europe and the Levant. Cultivated in this country.
Parts employed. - Fresh leaves and points of shoots of cultivated plants.
Characters. - Twigs densely covered with minute imbricated oppressed leaves in 4 rows; odour strong, peculiar, and un-pleasant; taste acrid, bitter, resinous, and disagreeable.
Time for collecting. - April and May.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with 40 O.P. spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Stapf's Beitr.
Proper forms for dispensing.- φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.
Average loss of moisture, 51 per cent.