Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
||Cuttlefish ink, Squid ink
General description and domicile:
Cuttlefish, nautilus and octopus are all members of the Cephalopoda group of the
Sepiida family of mollusks. Cuttlefish, unlike most of the mollusks have an
internal shell constructed from calcium carbonate (the same material that oyster
and other shells are made of) which serves to give them skeletal rigidity but
also as a buoyancy chamber with which they can control their depth, much like a
submarine, by varying the liquid to gas ratio.
Originally cuttlefish caught in the Mediterranean Sea were used but now
Australian (particularly Tasmanian) and New Zealand cuttlefish ink is also used.
Cuttlefish prefer the bottom of shallow waters and are often washed ashore in
When threatened they extrude a brown/black ink or dye which is
the substance used in this remedy.
Part used and extraction:
The ink (dark brown, almost black) is collected and dried.
Dried cuttlefish ink is triturated with lactose sugar to make the mother
Cuttlefish has a rich history in Ancient Greek and Roman medicine. In Rome
it was used for baldness and in Greece as a cure for kidney gravel and
Cuttlefish is a culinary delicacy in Greece and most of Asia.
Sepia was proved by Hahnemann.
Extroverted people with strong opinions that tend to be rather short
with loved ones respond well to this remedy. They hate being contradicted and
can fall into severe depressions when they become lethargic, indifferent and
tearful. Emotional symptoms caused by
hormonal imbalance. Easily irritated by sympathy. Primarily linked to women with
reproductive organ conditions or hormone fluctuations.
Irritability. Short temper. Low sex drive. Insecurity. Indifferent to sympathy.
Used for treatment of:
Sepia is indicated for most conditions linked to menstrual cycles. Hormone
imbalances, premenstrual stress and acute period pains.
Menopause, pre- and post-pregnancy as well as pain during sexual intercourse is
helped by Sepia.
Especially if accompanied by muscular pain.
Nausea and Vomiting:
Related to pregnancy
Thrush (particularly women with
burning heavy vaginal discharge)
Vaginal discharge (white
and strong odor)
Menstrual pain (chronic painful periods that may be worse when
Eye inflammation or infections (accompanied by white discharge)
Cystitis (slow, urgent urination. Sudden irresistible urge to
urinate. After childbirth this chronic
condition may develop with cloudy dark urine. Incontinence frequently
accompanies this condition)
General Symptoms Worse for:
Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
General Symptoms Better for:
Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
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