The (fresh and dried, B.P.) tops of Juni-perus Sabina. Collected in spring.

Characters. - Twigs densely covered with minute imbricated appressed leaves in four rows; odour strong, peculiar, and unpleasant; taste acrid, bitter, resinous, and disagreeable.

Composition. - The active principle is a volatile oil. Dose. - Of dried tops, 4-10 gr. or more.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Oleum Sabinae (from fresh plant)..................................................

1-5 min.

Tinctura ,, ................................................... ..............................................................................

20 min.-l fl. dr.

Unguentum Sabinae (8 oz. fresh savin-tops, bruised, are digested with melted wax, 3 oz., and benzoated lard, 16 oz., for 20 minutes, and strained).

U.S.P.

Extractum Sabinae Fluidum....................................

5-15 min.