The source of this remedy is cuttlefish ink. Sepia is used in conditions characterised by stasis, a state of stoppage in which nervous and hormonal impulses seem to be cancelling each other out.
Those who respond best to Sepia tend to be tall, lean and narrow-hipped, with soft facial features, dark hair, brown eyes shadows under the eyes, and a sallow complexion (sometimes with a yellow-brown saddle across the nose and cheeks). Although they look tired and low-spirited, they perk up with exercise. Women going through the menopause also respond well to Sepia.