Sepia also known as Sepia Officinallis or simply Cuttlefish is one of the 20 most commongly used homeopathic remedy. It has been discovered in 19 century and is widely used ever since mstly for female related health conditions.
What is Sepia made from?
Sepia is not a plant but a powder made from brown dark ink made from cuttlefish. The cuttlefish produces it when faced with danger to protect itself. In homeopathy, sepia is found mainly as tinctures, alcohol based ones. However, you can now find also sepia pills, Nelson Sepia pills are common ones and they come in various dosages.
Who should use Sepia?
There is what is known as sepia female type. If you find yourself of been tired most of the time, having dark circles around your eyes, suffering from weather changes, feel uncomfortable in social circles, suffer from pelvic problems, get hor flashes and have a pale complexion, then for sure you are a sepia type woman.
You don’t have to have all the symptoms, yet if you recognize yourself in some of them, then you may want to look into a sepia homeopathic treatment. A qualified naturopath should be easily recognize your type and recommend if you should have such remedy.
Sepia Common Treatments
Sepia is a versatile homeopathic remedy which means that it is prescribed for many ailments. Most of the time it has correlation with women’s health issues such as vaginal conditions, mind issues, blood circulation problems, skin and digestive tract problems.
Mind Problems that are treated with sepia are as follow:
- mood swings;
- chronic sadness;
- indiference and solitudeness;
- constant agitation.
Skin conditions for which sepia might be used are:
- yellow spots on skin
- excessive sweating
Some of digestive conditions for which sepia might be useful are:
- nausea due to smells of food
- hemorrhoids symptoms
- srange cravings for chiili and sour foods
- bitter mouth taste
Vaginal conditions are common for many women and sepia is a great ailment if you suffer from:
- loose vagina
- pain during menstruation
- pain during intercourse
- ovarian cysts
- periods too heavy or too thin
- uterine prolapsed
- vaginal discharge
- vaginal thrush
- menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.
Note that you should not self-administer homeopathic treatments. If you do, bear in mind that they should be administer under toungue as they are faster absorbed by the blood stream. Also, some drinks and foods may interact with homeopathic remedies and made them useless. You should avoid drinking coffee, smoke or consume mint flavoured products.