SepiaInky Juice Of Cuttlefish, Sepia Succus, Sepia Officinalis
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Sepia in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Acts specially on the portal system, with venous congestion. Stasis and thereby ptosis of viscera and weariness and misery. Weakness, yellow complexion, bearing-down sensation, especially in women, upon whose organism it has most pronounced effect. Pains extend down to back, chills easily. Tendency to abortion. Hot flashes at menopause with weakness and perspiration. Upward tendency of its symptoms. Easy fainting. "Ball" sensation in inner parts. Sepia acts best on brunettes. All pains are from below up. One of the most important uterine remedies. Tubercular patient with chronic hepatic troubles and uterine reflexes. Feels cold even in warm room. Pulsating headache in cerebellum.
Twelfth, 30th and 200th potency. Should not be used too low or to be repeated too frequently. On the other hand Dr. Jousset’s unique experience is that is should be continued for some time in strong doses. 1x twice a day.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, forenoons and evenings; washing, laundry-work, dampness, left side, after sweat; cold air, before thunder-storm.
Better, by exercise, pressure, warmth of bed, hot applications, drawing limbs up, cold bathing, after sleep.≡ show all authors ...
Complementary: Nat-mur.; Phos. Nux intensifies action. Guaiacum often beneficial after Sepia.
Inimical: Lach.; Puls.
Compare: Lil; Murex; Silica; Sulph.; Asperata-Nacent oxygen. Distilled water charged with the gas - (leucorrhoea of young girls and uterine catarrh); Ozonum (SACRAL pain; tired feeling through pelvic viscera and perineum); Dictamnus Burning Bush - (Soothes labor pains); (metrorrhagia, leucorrhoea, and constipation; also somnambulism). Lapathum ( Leucorrhoea with constriction and expulsive effort through womb and pain in kidneys).
Indifferent to those loved best
Averse to occupation, to Family
Irritable; easily offended
Dreads to be alone
Weeps when telling symptoms
Anxious toward evening; indolent.
Aversions, dislikes; business
company; being alone
members of family
indolence, aversion to work
Behaviour; shrieking; unless holding on to something
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)
anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); from contradiction
indifference, apathy, etc.
to loved ones
after sexual intercourse
sensitive, oversensitive; to music
sensitive, oversensitive; to noise
unhappy; sadness, mental depression
weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)
when telling of sickness
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)
impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating
impaired thinking; confusion
impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
impaired thinking; weakness of mind
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; evening
anxiety; during fever
Memory; weakness of memory
Mental symptoms from sexual excesses
Talking, conversation; intolerant of contradiction
Unconsciousness; while kneeling in church≡ more ...
On closing eyes
After drinking; tea
During sleep≡ more ...
Vertigo, with sensation of something rolling round in head
Prodromal symptoms of apoplexy
Stinging pain from within outward and upward mostly left, or in forehead, with nausea, vomiting; worse indoors and when lying on painful side
Jerking of head backwards and forwards
Coldness of vertex
Headache in Terrible shocks at menstrual nisus, with scanty flow
Hair falls out
Roots of hair sensitive
Pimples on forehead near hair.
Movements in head
air; open (see walking in open air)
eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); from artificial light
from cold (including cold parts); cold head
with high or low temperature; headache during the chill
in women; during period
from certain movements; from stooping
travelling; while travelling
from sex; after sexual excesses
from sex; during sexual intercourse
sudden pain or sudden increase of pain; waves of pain
in forehead; eating
in forehead; comes on suddenly
in forehead; waves of pain
back of head (occiput)
sides; in open air
temples and forehead
shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); forehead; left
shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); forehead; eating
shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); forehead; extending to back of head (occiput)
shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); forehead; over eyes; left; extending back of head (occiput)
tearing, rending; temples; left
to side of head
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin
Pulsating; back of head (occiput)≡ more ...
Muscular asthenopia; black spots in the field of vision; asthenic inflammations, and in connection with uterine trouble
worse of eye troubles morning and evening
Ptosis, ciliary irritation
Venous congestion of the fundus.
Lids; out-breaks on skin; scales
out-breaks on skin; powdery flaking skin
Growth, tumour; sty
sty; indurated (hard from inflammation)
tumours; tarsal tumours; after repeated sty (growth)
arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)
wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)
Pain; when using eyes; when reading
burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; evening
burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; cold wind
pulling; in corner
as from something in eye; like sand in eye; right
sore, bruised, tender; evening; after a walk
Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; black; spots
colours; black; spots; floating (aka muscae volitantes or spiders)
after sexual intercourse
after thick emission from penis
Long-sighted (near objects blurred)≡ more ...
Herpes behind ears on nape of neck
Pain as if from sub-cutaneous ulceration
Swelling and eruption of external ear.
Itching; in ear
Noises in ear; humming
ringing≡ more ...
Thick, greenish discharge; thick plugs and crusts
Yellowish saddle across nose
Atrophic catarrh with greenish crusts from anterior nose and pain at root of nose
Chronic nasal catarrh, especially post-nasal, dropping of heavy, lumpy discharge; must be hawked through the mouth.
Nose bleed; after headache
post nasal (see discharge)
Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside
crusts, scabs, inside; green, every morning; masses
offensive smelling; from ulcer or disease of nasal bones
Skin or lining of nose; discoloration; yellow saddle
powdery flaking skin nostrils (see discharges)
Smell; acute, over sensitive
acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of food
lost sense of smell
inside≡ more ...
Yellow blotches; pale or sallow; yellow about mouth
Rosacea; saddle-like brownish distribution on nose and cheeks.
Heat; hot flashes
Lips; cracked lips; lower lip
out-breaks on lips
cold sores, herpes; around lips
Pain; sudden, sharp
sudden, sharp; jaws; joints of; extending to ear
Saddle across the nose
Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)
discoloration; red; during fever
saddle across cheeks
out-breaks on skin
crusty, scabby; nose; inside and on nose
cold sores, herpes
powdery flaking skin
lips≡ more ...
Taste salty, putrid
Tongue foul, but clears during menses
Swelling and cracking of lower lip
Pain in teeth from 6 P.M
until midnight; worse on lying.
Lining; tongue, excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Pulsating; gums; during period
Saliva; mucus, slime; collection of mucus on tongue (see sticky)
Teeth; decay, hollow
decay, hollow; rapid
when biting; when biting teeth together
from cold; from anything cold
from heat; from warm drinks
in women; during period
in women; during pregnancy
extending to other parts; ear
pulling; from cold
pulling; from warm drinks
pulling; molars; upper
stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging
stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging; extending to ear
tearing≡ more ...
Herpes circinatus in isolated spots
Itching; not relieved by scratching; worse in bends of elbows and knees
Chloasma; herpetic eruption on lips, about mouth and nose
Ringworm-like eruption every spring
Urticaria on going in open air; better in warm room
Hyperidrosis and bromidrosis
Sweat on feet, worse on toes; intolerable odor
Lentigo in young women
Ichthyosis with offensive odor of skin.
Discoloration; brown, liver spots
like red wine
yellow, jaundice, etc.
after intermittent fever
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with crawling sensation
ulcers; discharges; copious
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation), nodules, etc.
Hard; like callus
Out-breaks on skin
peeling in scales
rings; every spring
psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)
rash (see granular); scabies
suppressed; with mercury and sulphur
rash (see granular); scaly
Pain; burning; after scratching
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Becomes sore when lying down
Swelling; of parts affected with symptoms≡ more ...
Irritation; in air passages
trachea (wind pipe)
Tickling in the air passages≡ more ...
Heart; Violent, intermittent palpitation
Beating in all arteries
Tremulous feeling with flushes.
palpitations; tumultuous, violent, intense
palpitations; walking; rapidly
Bubbling sensation in blood (see heat flushes)
Pain; sticking in short ribs
Perspiration; arm pit
Skin; discoloration; spots; brown≡ more ...
Evening; in bed
waking from the cough
night; when lying down
woken by cough at night
Cough from deep down; seems to come from the stomach
Dry cough; evening; lying down
as if from stomach
after lying down
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages
from irritation in air passages; in wind pipe
While lying down; evening
evening; must sit up
disturbs sleep; preventing sleep
Comes on suddenly
evening; after lying down≡ more ...
Noticeable taste; salty≡ more ...
Dry, fatiguing cough, apparently coming from stomach
Rotten-egg taste with coughing
Oppression of chest morning and evening
Dyspnoea; worse, after sleep; better, rapid motion
Whooping-cough that drags on
Cough excited by tickling in larynx or chest.
Accelerated≡ more ...
Weakness in small of back
pains extend into back
Coldness between shoulders.
as if struck with a hammer
dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; during chill
lumbar (lower half of back)
sacrum (base of spine)
extending to other parts; hips
lumbar (lower half of back)
lumbar (lower half of back); night
as if struck with a hammer; pressing against something hard relieves pain
tearing; during period
Pulsating; lumbar (lower half of back)
Weakness (tired feeling, in spine)
lumbar (lower half of back)≡ more ...
Stomach; Feeling of goneness; not relieved by eating ( carb)
an.) Nausea at smell or sight of food
Nausea worse lying on side
Everything tastes too salty ( Carbo Veg.; CHIN.) Band of pain about four inches wide encircling hypochondria
Nausea in morning before eating
Disposition to vomit after eating
Burning in pit of stomach
Longing for Vinegar, acids, and pickles
Worse, after milk, especially when boiled
Acid dyspepsia with bloated abdomen, sour eructations
Flatulent, with headache
Liver sore and painful; relieved by lying on right side
Many brown spots on abdomen
Feeling of relaxation and bearing-down in abdomen.
Bloated; after labour
Sensation of fullness; behind lower ribs
late morning; 9 a.m.
in women; during period
with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver
lower part of abdomen
dragging, bearing down
morning; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
morning; 9 a.m.
lower part of abdomen
lower part of abdomen; morning; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
lower part of abdomen; night; 9 p.m.
lower part of abdomen; downward
lower part of abdomen; toward genitals
lower part of abdomen; during period
lower part of abdomen; as if period would come on
lower part of abdomen; outwards
sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; morning
sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); liver
extending to right shoulder
Restlessness, uneasiness, etc.
Skin; discoloration; brown spots
lower part of abdomen
Bladder; gall stones
pain; during period
pain; pressing, pressure
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant; with prolapse of womb
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); with dragging down in pelvis
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); frequent (see urination, frequent); with prolapse
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); sudden
must hasten to urinate, or urine will escape
urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting
urination; involuntary, incontinence; laughing
urination; delayed, difficult; must wait for urine to start
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat
emptiness, weak feeling, faintness, hungry feeling; evening; after eating
disordered; not relieved by eating
disordered; during headache
disordered; when thinking of food
burping, belching; after fats
loathing of food (see nausea)
nausea; before eating; before breakfast
nausea; after eating
nausea; in women; during pregnancy
nausea; while travelling
pain; gnawing, biting
sinking (see emptiness)
thirst; during chill
without thirst; during heat
vomiting; after eating
vomiting; in women; during pregnancy
vomiting; bile; morning
vomiting; food; morning
vomiting; offensive smelling≡ more ...
Bleeding at stool and fullness of rectum
Constipation; large, hard stools; Feeling of a ball in rectum; cannot strain; with great tenesmus and pains shooting Upward
Dark-brown, round balls glued together with mucus
Soft stool, difficult
Prolapsus ani ( Pod.) Almost constant oozing from anus
Infantile diarrhoea, Worse from boiled milk, and rapid exhaustion
Pains shoot up in rectum and vagina.
Red, Adhesive, sand in urine
Involuntary urination, During first sleep
Chronic cystitis, slow micturition, with bearing-down sensation above pubis.
Constipation; difficult stool; soft stool
Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; milk
As if faeces remained in passage
Sensation of lump (see weight)
not relieved by stool
Pain; late morning; 10 a.m., while sitting
while sitting down
Skin and lining; splits in lining of rectum
Sensation of weight; and a feeling as if a plug were wedged between the pubic bone and coccyx (bottom tip of spine, see lump, dragging)≡ more ...
Colour; brown; dark
brown; during fever
brown; while perspiring
Skin forming on the surface of urine (includes fatty)
hard to wash off
sand; gravel (small stones forming in body)
sand; red (brick-dust)
white film; very hard to wash off
Clear as water≡ more ...
Male; Organs cold
Gleet; discharge from urethra only during night; no pain
Condylomata surround head of penis
Complaints from coition.
Female; Pelvic organs relaxed
Leucorrhoea, yellow, greenish; with much itching
Menses Too late and scanty, irregular; Early and profuse; sharp clutching pains
Violent stitches upward in the vagina, from uterus to umbilicus
Prolapse of uterus and vagina
Vagina painful, especially on coition.
Male; wart-like growth; penis
thick emission from penis
emission of prostatic fluid
emission of prostatic fluid; during stool
prostate gland; sensation of sitting on a ball
Female; congestion; womb
strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin
albuminous (white, thick)
displacement of womb
out-breaks on skin; herpetic
inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); womb; cervix
from vaginal discharge
period; morning; only
period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)
period; short duration; one day only
metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); at menopause
pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); before period
pain; vagina; during sexual intercourse
pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen)
as if everything would come out
pressing on external parts of genitals
on urging to urinate
pain; labour pains; distressing
pain; labour pains; excessive
pain; sore, tenderness; before period
pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; womb
sexual intercourse; aversion to
sexual intercourse; enjoyment absent
womb does not return to normal size after birth (subinvolution)
swollen; enlarged; womb
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); passage stuck together; morning
discharge; sharp mucous or pus
discharge; yellow≡ more ...
Lower extremities lame and stiff, tension as if too short
Heaviness and bruised feeling
Restlessness in all limbs, twitching and jerkings night and day
Pain in heel
Coldness of legs and feet.
Coldness; upper limbs; hands
foot; morning; after breakfast; during headache
foot; evening; in bed
foot; during headache
foot; icy cold
foot; mental exertion
foot; as though in water
Pulling up limbs
Hands and feet; chapped hand (see roughness)
hand; during coldness of feet; or hot feet and cold hands
Numbness (see tingling); hand; during chill
fingers; during chill
Pain; during chill
sore, bruised; hip
Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping); from wetting
skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping); in winter
skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping); back of hands
discoloration; fingers; nails; yellow
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); bend of knee
itching; like insects crawling on skin; leg
itching; elbow; bend of
itching; lower limbs
out-break on skin
upper limbs; itching
upper limbs; pimples
upper limbs; blisters
lower limbs; itching
knee; hollow of knee; moist
ulcers; foot; sole
warts; upper limbs
Weakness; joints≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Sleepiness, tiredness; morning
night; from before midnight
night; after midnight; 3 a.m.
night; with sleepiness
late≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Frequent flushes of heat; sweat from least motion
General lack of warmth of body
Feet cold and wet
Shivering, with thirst; worse, toward evening.
In the open air
Beginning in particular area; fingers; tips of fingers and toes
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
temperature); during period
External; in spots
In women; during period
Periodic, recurring; every twenty-eighth day
Shaking, shivering, rigors
without subsequent heat; or thirst
Warmth is unbearable
Attack brought on by anger
Spreading up body
Attacks changing; after homeopathic remedy
External heat; with chilliness
Intermittent, chronic; damaging
Comes on suddenly; irregular
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; heat followed by chill
Heat from stress
In women; during period≡ more ...
Morning; after waking
After sexual intercourse
after the slightest exertion of body, or mind
During slight exertion (see walking)
After waking from sleep
From suppressed complaints
Other symptoms worse while perspiring
Other symptoms worse after perspiring
While walking (see exertion)
Warm; causing uneasiness
While writing≡ more ...
Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin
Sensation of ball internally (compare knotted sensation)
Dread of bathing
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; after stress
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
with tetanus rigidity
Eating and food; after eating
symptoms while fasting
on physical exertion
with heat, then coldness
from heat; warm room
while kneeling in church
Flabby feeling; internally
Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids
Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Lying down; lying in bed
Pain; burning externally
burning externally; internally
gnawing, biting; internally
pressing; as from load
sudden, sharp; internally
sudden, sharp; upward
sudden, sharp; bones
In women; symptoms before period
symptoms during period
symptoms after period
symptoms when breast feeding children
Perspiration gives no relief
Symptoms after perspiration
Symptoms from suppression of perspiration
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; after stress
Sensitive; to pain
Symptoms from masturbation
Symptoms after sexual intercourse
symptoms after sexual excesses
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
At beginning of sleep
Swelling; of affected parts
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); becoming cold; head
hot feeling; flushes of heat
like warm water; poured over
cold in general
from becoming cold
after becoming cold
entering a cold place
tendency to catch cold
in the wind
From getting wet
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weariness (see weakness)
morning≡ more ...