Sepia Effects, Sepia Use, Health Benefits

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Sepia's primary role in the world of alternative medicine is as one of the homeopathic remedies. In fact, it is classed as one of the 20 polychrests, which are those homeopathic remedies having the widest range of application, and which are also recommended for inclusion in the set of basic remedies that should be kept on hand in every household.

Homeopathy is a method of treatment devised by Samuel Hahnemann that works on the principle of treating "like with like," (similia similibus curentur). Hahnemann devised a system of more than 100 remedies formulated to be administered in minute doses; effective, yet safe and without side effects. He discovered the principle of minute doses by gradually reducing medicines until he arrived at an effective dose with no side effects.

Hahnemann also discovered the method of "potentiz-ing" his remedies by sucussing (similar to shaking) them vigorously. Until now, no one has been able to discover exactly why potentizing works. Even in his lifetime, Hahnemann's new methods were proven to be effective and safe.

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 rather than a "quick fix."

Sepia is considered one of the chief remedies for the treatment of female ailments. It is particularly indicated for the following type of person: Irritable, tall thin girls who have pale sallow skin. These girls may often be ill, in fact never really well, and tired most of the time. They may often be at odds with others because of their attitudes. They feel better after exercise and improve with company, and when sociably occupied forget their ailments. These girls often suffer from heavy prolonged periods with intense cramping and general discomfort. Backache and constipation may also be experienced.

The ink of the cuttlefish was previously known as Indian ink, and was widely used by artists in the past because of its dark reddish brown pigment.

Uses for sepia

• women's problems related to menstruation

• costipation, 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

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