Homeopathic remedy Sepia drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….

      Ink of Cuttlefish. HAHNEMANN. Mollusca.


      Weak memory.

Heavy flow of ideas. Inability for mental activity.

Fits of involuntary weeping and laughter.

Aversion to one’s occupation.

Sadness about one’s health and her domestic affairs.

Dread of being alone.

Anxiety : with fear, flushes of heat over the face; about real or imaginary evils.

Antagonistic states : imagines what he does not want to; uses wrong words knowing them to be so, etc. Great indifference even to one’s family, to those one loves best.

Is easily offended and inclined to be vehement.

Great irritability alternating with indifference.

Greedy, miserly.

Great excitability in company. Restless, fidgety.

After overexertion of the mind, as with book keepers, etc.


      Stupefaction of the head.

Momentary attacks of giddiness when walking in open air or while writing.

Congestion of blood to the head. Heaviness of the head.

Inner Head

      Paroxysms of hemicrania, stinging pain from within outward, in one (mostly left) side of head or forehead with nausea, vomiting and contraction of pupils; worse in doors and when walking fast; better in open air, and when lying on painful side.

Boring headache from within outward, forenoon till evening, feels as if he would die; worse from motion and stooping; relieved by rest, when closing eyes, from external pressure, and sleep and when enough has been had.

Shooting pains in-out, especially over left eye, extorting cries, with vomiturition.

Pressing or bursting headache as if eyes would fall out, or head burst, worse from stooping, motion, coughing or shaking the head; continued hard motion relieves headache.

Pulsating headache in cerebellum, beginning in morning, lasting till noon, or sometimes till evening; aggravated from least motion, when turning eyes, when lying on back; better when lying on side when closing eyes when at rest and in dark room.

Beating: in head; in occiput.

Headache, with aversion to all food.

Outer Head

      Involuntary jerking of head backward and forward, especially forenoons and when sitting.

Fontanelles remain open, with jerking of head pale, bloated face, stomacace, green, diarrhoeic stools.

Sensation of coldness on vertex, worse when moving head and stooping; better when at rest and in open air.

Disposition to take cold from dry cold wind, or getting head wet.

Sweat on head smelling sour, with faintish weakness in evening before sleep or in morning, Violent itching, like from insects, on occiput or behind cars.

Eruption on vertex and back part of head, dry, offensive stinging, itching and tingling, with cracks; feeling sore when scratching.

Sensitiveness to roots of hair, worse in evening, to contact, to cold North wind, when lying on painless side, burning after scratching.

Falling off of the hair.


      Dulness of sight; also when writing; sees only one -half of the object clearly, the other half is obscured.

Many black spots before eyes. Green halo around candle light.

Great sensitiveness of eyes to light of day.

Prickling in eyes, evenings from candle-light.

Yellow color of whites of eyes.

Lachrymation, morning and evening.

Burning in eyes in morning.

Inflammation of eyes, with redness of white; stitching and pressure in eyes.

Follicular conjunctivitis, worse in summer; eyelids will close.

Redness of eyelids, with styes on them.

Nightly agglutination of eyes, or dry scurf on the eyelids on waking.

Pustules on cornea, also fungus haematodes.

Acne-like pustules on edges of lids; the latter feel tight.

Painful heaviness of upper lids on awaking.


      Oversensitiveness to noise, particularly music.

Humming in ears, followed by loss of hearing.

Stitching in ears.

Discharge of thin matter from ear.

Much itching in affected ear.

Tetters on lobe of ear, behind ears and in nape of neck.

Stitches in parotid glands which swell, with tensive pain in turning the head.


      Great sensitiveness to odors.

Loss of smell, or fetid smell before the nose.

Epistaxis, also during pregnancy and with hemorrhoids.

Fluent coryza sneezing, early morning. Dry, worse left nostril.

Swollen, inflamed nose; nostrils sore, ulcerated and scabby.

Blowing of large lumps of yellow-green mucus or yellow-green crust with blood, from the nose.

Painful eruption on tip of nose.


      Small red pimples on forehead; rough forehead. Face: pale, yellow.

Yellow saddle across nose; yellow spots on face; yellow around mouth.

Tetters around mouth, with itching of face.

Swelling of under-lip, soreness, burning pain and a pricking as of a splinter in lip: or, ulcers covered with large thick scurfs; corrosive ichor oozes from under the scabs; epithelioma.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.