With a number of medicinal values sepia is used in homeopathy to treat weakness and also mental illness.
Sepia is the discharge used by the cuttlefish to disappear from a predator. Homeopaths use sepia to treat symptoms of apathy and weakness. According to homeopathy, the chief centers of action of the sepia remedy are those of the mind, mental processes and reproductive organs, upon which it is considered to act deeply over extended periods of time and to which it is more appropriate as a long-term remedy.
Sepia can be used in the following problems:
women's problems related to menstruation
constipation, particularly as a result of pregnancy or menstruation
dandruff, particularly when associated with "pigmented patches"
delayed menstruation, particularly if yeast infections are a problem
problems associated with menopause, especially menstrual flooding and feeling that the womb will "drop out"
amenorrhea when accompanied by depression and general aches and pains
menorrhagia when accompanied by dragging pain in the lower abdomen, backache, depression, and irritability
Miscarriage when accompanied by dragging pains and irritability
Nonmalignant swellings and tumors of the uterus (such as fibroids), again, when accompanied by the dragging pains and emotional make-up outlined above
Bedwetting in children when it occurs soon after falling asleep, and involuntary passing of urine on sneezing or coughing
Irritability, especially when connected with menstruation
Morning sickness, especially when cravings are worse in the morning and there is a craving for vinegar or pickles
Thrush or candidiasis
Young mothers who are having difficulty developing maternal feelings
Babies who dislike being held
Depression accompanied by irritability and an exaggerated sense of responsibility
Infertility, particularly when associated with loss of libido, exhaustion, and apathy