Sepia officinalis

Sepia officinalis is a homeopathic remedy sometimes known simply as 'Sepia'.

Although sepia officinalis is available from many high street chemists and health food shops, it can be used in so many different circumstances that it can be difficult to self-prescribe. One of the most common purposes for which it is used is 'womens problems', meaning for many aspects of the female reproductive system.

Examples of conditions for which sepia officinalis is sometimes used include:

  • backache
  • bloating
  • constipation
  • cramp in calf muscles
  • cystitis
  • exhaustion
  • faintness
  • flatulence
  • insomnia
  • menopausal hot flushes
  • morning sickness
  • painful periods
  • thrush
  • toothache


More about the substance used to prepare sepia officinalis homeopathic remedy:

The homeopathic remedy sepia officinalis is derived from the ink of the common European cuttlefish, whose scientific name is Sepia officinalis.

A sketch of the common European cuttlefish is shown belowon the left.

Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.

There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.

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