Sepia is popularly known as a washer women’s remedy. Its common name is cuttlefish belongs to the family Mollusca. Sepia is one of the biggest contributions to homeopathy by Dr.Hanemann.
The crude substance for preparation is a liquid content in the ‘ink bag’ of the cuttlefish, its dynamic curative power is aroused by homeopathy only, making Sepia an important, and wonderful remedy in treating a variety of diseases particularly chronic in nature.
Sepia is suitable for weak persons with a yellow, earthy complexion, there is discoloration and desquamation of the skin.
It is especially suitable to women Sepia is suited to tall, slim women with the narrow pelvis and lax fibers and muscles; such a woman is not well built as a woman who has the hips of a well-built man is not built for childbearing, with the male type of pelvis.
Sepia patient is built, very tall slim, narrow, straight from the shoulders down.
Sepia is one of the best remedies for the patient with a lack of vital heat, especially in chronic diseases, when complaints are brought by exposure to cold, laundry work, alcohol, tobacco, wetting before and during menses, after eating, going upstairs, change of weather, from cold, air, milk, acids and fats before thunderstorms.
The patient nauseates from sight or even the thought of food, which makes her sick, the smell of cooking causes nausea and vomiting.
This is used by many homeopaths to treat the Prolapse of the uterus, there is a bearing down sensation as if everything would come out from the pelvis, the patient has to sit, cross the limbs tightly and sit close, to prevent it.
There is a sense of fullness in the pelvic organs and pressure down into the anus.
Sepia is a wonderful remedy in treating morning sickness in pregnancy, the sight and thought of food makes her sick, causing nausea and vomiting
Sepia is one of the chief remedies for stomach disorders like there is empty all gone feeling in the stomach relieved by eating indicating its usefulness in gastric ulcers.
This is the remedy used to treat Dyspnoea aggravated by sitting, after sleeping in the room, but not relieved by dancing or moving rapidly. There are flashes of heat and perspiration, there is a general feeling of great relaxation, drooping of eyelids, weak empty feeling while kneeling.
Sepia is a great remedy for treating patients who faint easily from extremes of cold and heat.
This is also a wonderful remedy, indicated when the patient has got an intense desire for acids, vinegar, pickles, sweets, alone, bread, butter, soup, wine, spicy or pungent food.
The patient has aversion to the smell of food, milk, tobacco, and meat.
Sepia patients do not tolerate cold in any form, get chills so easily, are very sensitive to cold.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The patient is indifferent to surroundings, indifferent to everything, to her occupation, to members of her own family; indifference to whom she loves the most is peculiar to this remedy only.
The patient is very much indifferent to domestic and personal affairs and is excessively nervous; irritable also gets easily offended.
Sepia is mainly indicated when the patient cannot narrate her symptoms without weeping, she is indolent, does not want to do anything; either work or to play, even does not want to think.
Sepia is suitable to persons who are anxious and fearful, there are flashes of heat over the face and head, thinks about evils, real or imaginary evils more towards evening; there is the dread of being alone, of men, or of meeting friends.
Patients cannot bear tobacco in any form, there is great intolerance to tobacco.
All mental conditions in Sepia are aggravated on consolation,
Sepia is a great remedy for headaches, insensitive and hysterical women, they suffer from a headache that causes bursting and pressing pain in the head.
There is the rush of blood to the head, with violent pressure headache that comes in terrible shocks at time of menses along with the scanty flow, the patient feels as if the head would burst.
Sepia is also indicated to treat vertigo with a sensation of something rolling around in the head.
This is a great remedy for chronic sick headaches usually occurring at the time of menopause.
Sepia is useful when the eyes muscles become weak, the patient suffers from muscular asthenopia, there are asthenic inflammations in the eyes, there are black spots in the field of vision, and connection with uterine trouble.
Aggravation of eye troubles is mostly in the morning and evening.
Sepia is an effective remedy for allergic rhinitis and nose block due to the thick, greenish discharge of coryza; thick plugs are formed in the nose and crusts.
There is a yellowish saddle across the nose. Sepia is a wonderful remedy for atrophic catarrh with greenish crusts from the anterior nose and pain at the root of the nose, the patient suffers from chronic nasal catarrh, especially a wonderful remedy for the post-nasal dropping of heavy, lumpy discharges and must be hawked through the mouth.
Sepia is indicated in tongue conditions where it is foul-smelling on opening the mouth and there is a constant salty taste.
It is often indicated in swelling and cracking of the lower lip.
The face is pale or sallow; yellow about the mouth, typically a tell-tale face to indicate internal derangement just like a recording clock.
It is indicated in chloasma of the face in females that are like moth spots cachectic yellow face heat, and saddle-like brownish distribution on nose and cheeks.
There is a rotten-egg taste in the mouth with coughing that is a typical indication of Sepia.
Sepia is indicated in asthma, with sudden oppression of the chest morning and evening.
This is a great remedy for whooping cough that drags on for a long, the cough is excited by tickling in the larynx or chest.
Sepia is one of the great remedies useful in nausea that peculiarly occurs at smell or sight of food, nausea worse by lying on side, nausea in the morning before eating.
There is a disposition to vomit after eating with burning in the pit of the stomach. The Patient has got a longing for vinegar, acids, and pickles. Worse, after milk, especially when boiled.
This is a wonderful remedy for acid peptic disorders there is the sensation of a band of pain about four inches wide encircling hypochondria along with acid dyspepsia with a bloated abdomen, and frequent sour eructations.
Sepia is a great remedy for a flatulent abdomen with headache there is a feeling of goneness in the pit of the stomach; relieved by eating.
There is nausea from tobacco, meat, fatty food, everything tastes too salty.
Sepia is one of the top listed remedies for treating soreness and inflammation of the liver, the liver is sore and painful; relieved by lying on the right side.
There are many brown spots on the abdomen indicative of some liver disturbance. The peculiar feeling of relaxation and bearing-down in the abdomen is a unique indication of Sepia.
Sepia is also a great remedy for constipation the stools are large and hard, the sensation of a ball in the rectum cannot strain; with great tenesmus and pains shooting.
The stools are dark-brown, round balls glued together with mucus even soft stool, pass with difficulty, this causes bleeding at stool and fullness of rectum.
This is a wonderful remedy for prolapsus anus, in which there is almost constant oozing from the anus. The pains shoot up in the rectum and vagina, sensation as if a ball or weight in the anus not relieved by passing stools.
Sepia is indicated in treating chronic cystitis with slow micturition, while passing urine there is a bearing-down sensation above the pubis.
The urine is so offensive, red, adhesive, sand urine.
The male patients of Sepia complain of gleet swelling and discharge from the urethra only during the night, but there is no pain, gleet is long-standing, staining yellow. The genitals are weak and exhausted. Complaints from coition.
Sepia is indicated in all kinds of menstrual disorders, suppressed menstruation, amenorrhoea, metrorrhagia, menorrhagia, the menses are too late and scanty, irregular; early and profuse with dark blood and sharp clutching pains, there are violent stitches upward in the vagina, from the uterus to umbilicus.
Sepia has a wonderful action on the genitals of females when there is prolapse of the uterus, the Pelvic organs are relaxed there is a bearing-down sensation as if everything would escape through the vulva, must cross limbs to prevent protrusion or press against vulva.
Sepia is a wonderful remedy for leucorrhoea it is yellow, greenish; with much itching and acrid causing soreness of pudenda and occurs mostly before menses.
This is one of the great remedies for morning sickness during pregnancy. The sight and thought of food make the patient sick, even the smell of cooking food nauseates.
There is pain and soreness in the heel and coldness of the legs and feet.
Sepia is indicated when there is Heaviness and bruised feeling in arms and legs.
Sepia is also indicated to treat restlessness in all limbs, twitching, and jerkings night and day.
There is weakness of the neck and back along with psoriatic arthritis, with coldness between shoulders.
Sepia is indicated to treat back pains, there is weakness in the vertebral column that holds the spine together, pain is from below to upward direction along the spine.
Sepia is indicated for Herpes circinatus in isolated spots herpetic eruption on lips, mouth, and nose. Ringworm-like eruption every spring
It is indicated in eczema with itching; not relieved by scratching; worse in bends of elbows and knees.
Sepia is a wonderful remedy in treating chloasma a skin condition that occurs in women after childbirth.
Sepia is a remedy to treat allergic skin conditions like urticaria ongoing in the open air; better in the warm room. There is sweat on feet, worse on toes; intolerable odor of body, Ichthyosis with the offensive odor of skin.
Sepia is indicated when the patient complains of fever with a general lack of warmth of the body, on getting feet cold and wet.
There is shivering with thirsty feeling wants water all the time; worse, towards evening.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Sepia gets aggravated by forenoons and evenings; after sweat; cold air; mostly left side complaints are seen.
Sepia patient falls ill on washing, laundry-work, dampness; before the thunderstorm.
The conditions of Sepia get better by exercise, pressure, the warmth of bed, hot applications, drawing limbs up, after sleep.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Sepia are.
These are the remedies that are suitable to be used together.
The remedies are Lachesis; Pulsatilla.
The bad effects of Sepia are antidoted by China, Mercurius, Phosphorus.
Sepia antidotes the effects of Rhus tox, Antim crudum.
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Sepia match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Sepia and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Sepia is used by many homeopaths to treat leucorrhoea in females and cystitis that needs frequent repetition
It is mainly used to relieve the bearing down pains, in patients and should only be given when all the symptoms of Sepia are matched with the patient’s symptoms.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Sepia works well to treat the conditions like fever and swollen liver and has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering from cystitis.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- Prolapse of Anus,
- Appetite lost.
- Bladder, irritable.
- Gleet. Gonorrhea.
- Liver-spots. Liver, torpid. swollen.
- Pregnancy, disorders of; vomiting of.
- Uterus, bearing down in.
- Varicose veins.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Sepia are seen then it can be antidoted by China, Mercurius, Phosphorus.