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Sepia (Cuttlefish ink)

Sepia is a long-standing homeopathic remedy for females because it is effective for all menstrual and menopausal complaints. It also helps combat persistent sadness.

When faced with danger, the cuttlefish produces a black fluid to camouflage itself. This dark ink is used to make the homeopathic remedy Sepia. Not only does this homeopathic remedy address the physical symptoms of menopause and menstruation, but also some emotional ones, primarily depression. For instance, Sepia can lift the mood of melancholy people, urging them to take a more positive and vital approach to their lives. Plus, vaginal discharge and even the severe pain from endometriosis-the growth of uterine cells in the abdominal cavity-may be greatly relieved by sepia. Migraines, liver weakness, constipation, exhaustion and poor circulation with its resulting chilliness can also be treated with this remedy.

Sepia Types

A slender body, drooping shoulders and dark hair are charecteristics if this type. Her complexion is pale, and she often has circles under her eyes. Chronic pelvic problems are particularly common. She tends towards dejection and melancholy and she avoids social gatherings, preferring instead quiet and solitude.

Are you a Sepia Type?

Do you possess any of the following traits?

  • Are you sensitive to weather changes?
  • Do you suffer from hot flashes?
  • Do you feel tired upon awakening?
  • Do you generally feel uncomfortable at social gatherings?
  • Do you often weep for no particular reason?
  • Do you feel much better after vigorous exercise?

If you answered yes to more than 3 questions then the information below is of help to you.

Therapeutic Effect: 
Sepia soothes disturbances of the metabolism and autonomic nervous system. It also helps restore hormonal balance in women, positively affecting the uterus and ovaries. By improving blood circulation to the organs, especially those in the abdominal cavity. Sepia helps nourish and strengthen them. Plus, it can aid in lifting depression.

Primary Use : 
Sepia offers help to all women whose menstrual periods are extremely irregular and either too heavy or too light. These women often report a sense of heaviness in the lower abdomen and legs. The remedy is also prescribed for easing hot flashes during menopause, and for digestive ailments, such as nausea, constipation, flatulence and vomiting. For those who are deeply depressed and apathetic - especially women who feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of family and/or career-Sepia can prove very valuable.

Preparation of the remedy
The original tincture of sepia is derived from the brownish-black fluid stored by the cuttlefish in its ink pouch. The liquid ink is dried, combined with lactose and then ground.

Symptoms Gauge
To find out whether Sepia is the right remedy for you, your doctor needs to know if your problems change according to the conditions listed below.

In the afternoon
In the morning and evening
After vigorous physical exercise
During full or new moon
After eating
After lengthy standing
When warm or hot

Used for relieving menstrual pain, irregular menstrual periods, menopausal symptoms, nausea, constipation, vomiting, eczema, headaches, general weakness and depression.

Characteristic Complaints


  • Deep sadness
  • Introverted
  • Indifference and listlessness
  • Sporadic agitation and great irritability
  • Crying for o clear reason
  • Avoidance of social events


  • Throbbing pain above one eye
  • Spasms of pain upon moving the head
  • Severe neck tension
  • Impaired vision


  • Eczema, especially on the face and joints
  • Yellowish spots on the face
  • Excessive sweating

Digestive system

  • Feeling of fullness
  • Tendency towards hemorrhoids
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Craving for sour and spicy foods
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Nausea caused by smelling food or even the thought of the smell

Female sexual organs

  • Feeling of heaviness in the lower abdomen; a bearing down sensation
  • Tendency towards uterine prolapse
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Painful menstrual cramps
  • Lack of sexual energy and interest