Sepia officinalis - cuttlefish ink

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.

Constitutional Indications
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.

Symptoms Alleviated

The symptoms listed below are alleviated by Sepia. Click on a symptom to find other remedies which alleviate that particular symptom:

Lack of Appetite
Sour Body Odour
Breaking into Cold Sweats
Breaking into Hot Sweats
Sweat Smells Offensive
Profuse Sweating
Rapid Breathing
Earthy Complexion
Pale Complexion
Yellow Complexion
Copious Phlegm & Sputum
Heavily Infected Phlegm & Sputum
White, Milky-looking Phlegm & Sputum
Yellow Phlegm & Sputum
Jelly-like Discharges from Urethra
White, Milky-looking Discharges from Urethra
Eating Improves Symptoms
Symptoms Worse After Eating
Hard Faeces
Symptoms Worse on Left Side
Rapid or Vigorous Movement Alleviates Symptoms
Downward Movement Alleviates Symptoms
Jarring or Vibration Aggravates Symptoms
Kneeling Aggravates Symptoms
Limbs Drawn Up Alleviates Symptoms
Lying on Back Aggravates Symptoms
Lying on Affected Side Alleviates Symptoms
Lying on Alleviated Side Aggravates Symptoms
Standing Aggravates Symptoms
Stooping Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse Before Periods
Symptoms Worse After Periods
Symptoms Worse During Periods
Symptoms Worse at Menopause
Mouth Feels Dry
Greenish Nasal Discharge
Yellowish Nasal Discharge
Burning Pain - External
Burning Pain - Internal
Pressing, Persistent Pain - External
Pressing, Persistent Pain - Internal
Heavy, Pressing Pain
Stitch-like Pain - Internal
Tearing Pain - External
Tearing Pain - Internal
Rapid Pulse
Slow Pulse
Rest Alleviates Symptoms
Intercourse Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Become Worse After Ejaculation
Cold Skin
Cracking Skin
Skin Cracks After Washing
Skin Cracks in Winter
Itchy Skin
Symptoms Worse Before Sleeping
Symptoms Get Worse in First Stages of Sleep
Sleeplessness Before Midnight
Sleeplessness Around 3 am
Unusual Sleepiness in Morning
Swelling of Affected Part Only
Touching Aggravates Symptoms
Firm Pressure Alleviates Symptoms
Cloudy Urine
Dark Urine
Strong- or Offensive-smelling Urine
Stream of Urine Slow to Start
Burning, Scalding Vaginal Discarge
Excoriating Vaginal Discarge, Causing Skin to Blister
Greenish Vaginal Discarge
Profuse Vaginal Discarge
Transparent Vaginal Discarge, like Egg White
Unpleasant-smelling Vaginal Discarge
Yellowish Vaginal Discarge
Vaginal Discharge More Marked Before Periods
Vomit Mainly Bile
Symptoms Aggravated by Washing or Bathing
Getting Wet Aggravates Symptoms
Wet Feet Aggravates Symptoms
Cold in General Aggravates Symptoms
Cold Air Aggravates Symptoms
Tendency to Catch Cold
Becoming Cold Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Come On After Catching Cold
Cold Bathing & Cold Applications Aggravates Symptoms
Entering a Cold Place Aggravates Symptoms
Becoming Overheated Improves Symptoms
Stuffy Rooms Aggravates Symptoms
Extreme Heat & Cold Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Better in Dark
Symptoms Worse During Day
Symptoms Worse in Morning
Symptoms Worse Just Before Noon
Symptoms Worse in Afternoon
Symptoms Better in Evening
Symptoms Worse in Evening
Symptoms Worse at Night
New Moon Aggravates Symptoms
Sensitivity to Noise
Sensitivity to Music
Seaside Air Aggravates Symptoms
Swimming in Sea Aggravates Symptoms
Snow Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse Before Thunderstorm
Windy & Stormy Weather Aggravates Symptoms
Cold Drinks Alleviate Symptoms
Vinegar Aggravates Symptoms
Desire for Vinegar
Rich Food Aggravates Symptoms
Sour Foods Aggravate Symptoms
Bread Aggravates Symptoms
Milk Aggravates Symptoms
Pork Aggravates Symptoms
Smell of Food Aggravates Symptoms
Aversion to Smell of Food
Aversion to Meat
Aversion to Salty Foods
Brooding, Tendency to Dwell on Things
Easily Frightened
Indifference, Lack of Interest in People or Things
Can't Bear to Be Opposed or Contradicted
Restlessness, Nervousness
Sympathy Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse in Presence of Strangers
Suppressed, Bottled Up Emotions
Talking Very Slowly

Remedies which Follow Well


Complementary Remedies

Natrum mur.
Nux vom.

Incompatible / Inimical Remedies


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Ailments & Diseases Alleviated by Sepia

  Candidiasis (Thrush, Candida)
  Cardiovascular Problems During Pregnancy
  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  Constipation During Pregnancy
  Delayed Periods After Childbirth
  Hair Loss
  Lack of Desire for Sex
  Menstrual Problems
  Mental Handicap
  Morning Sickness
  Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
  Post Delivery Problems
  Post Natal Depression
  Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  Respiratory Changes During Pregnancy
  Restless Legs
  Ringworm (Tinea)
  Sex After Childbirth
  Skin Changes During Pregnancy
  Stress Incontinence
  Thrush (Candidiasis, Candida)
  Toothache During Pregnancy
  Urinary Problems During Pregnancy
  Uterus Problems
  Vaginal & Vulval Problems
  Weight Problems & Eating Disorders

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