- What other names is Savin Tops known by?
- What is Savin Tops?
- How does Savin Tops work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Savin Tops.
Chaparra, Coronas de Sabino, Genévrier Sabine, Juniperus sabina, Sabina, Sabina Chaparra, Sabina Rastrera, Sabina Real, Sabina Terrera, Sabine, Sabinier, Savin, Savine, Sommités du Genévrier Sabine.
Savin tops are the top parts of the savin plant. The branches and leaves are used to make medicine.
Despite serious safety concerns, women take savin tops to cause an abortion.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Causing an abortion.
- Genital warts, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
Warts, including genital warts, are caused by viruses. Savin tops contain chemicals that might be able to fight some viruses.
Symptoms of poisoning by savin tops include queasiness, abnormal heart rhythm, spasms, kidney damage, blood in the urine, paralysis, and unconsciousness. Taking savin tops by mouth can also cause severe irritation of the lungs (pneumonitis), digestive tract (gastroenteritis), liver (hepatitis), and kidney (nephritis).
When applied to the skin, savin-tops can cause skin irritation, blisters, and damage from dead cells (necroses).
Special Precautions & Warnings:Savin tops shouldn't be used by anyone. People with the following conditions may be at even higher risk of side effects:
Swelling (inflammation) of the skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or throat: Chemicals in savin tops might make these conditions worse.
The appropriate dose of savin tops depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for savin tops. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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