Sepia (Sepia Officinalis) is a homeopathic remedy used to treat reproductive and hormonal imbalances. It is derived from a substance produced by the cuttlefish (a mollusk) when it is under threat. It squirts dark ink, which clouds the water enabling it to make a quick getaway. This substance is collected, dried and then diluted to create a tincture, which has healing properties. You can buy sepia online from homeopathic pharmacies such as Nelson’s or Helios but it’s best to consult a qualified homeopath to discuss individual dosage based on your specific needs.
Sepia (the inky juice of cuttlefish) is one of the most popular homeopathic remedies in use, according to ABC Homeopathy, a remedy-finder service. It is good for hormonal imbalance, menstrual and menopausal complaints, depression, apathy, vaginal discharge, migraines, poor circulation, and exhaustion.
“It’s my recommended remedy for tired mums," says homeopath and healer Angie Litvinoff. “It’s an adrenal tonic, and stimulates the kidneys. Known as the ‘wise woman’ remedy, it is a good hormonal balancer, boosting energy levels and libido in both men and women". Take it up to three times a day and you will soon notice a difference in your mood, energy levels, and sex drive. It is especially good for treating hot flushes during the perimenopause, and can lift that heavy feeling in the womb that can arise during menstruation.
I have been taking sepia for a couple of months now and so far, it has had a positive impact. My energy levels are high. I feel motivated and have lots of stamina for both physical exercise and creative tasks. I have a regular menstrual cycle with no cramping or pains and generally feel well and supported. “It’s a busy woman’s herb," says Angie. “It’s good for working mums who are in need of an energy boost". She says it can take a while to have an effect especially if a woman is running on empty – which we tend to do, putting other’s needs before our own. The body needs to restore its energy levels to normal before it can increase them so I will keep using it and monitor its impact.