SEPIA symptoms from Manual of the Homeopathic Practice by Charles Julius Hempel. What are the uses of the homeopathy remedy SEPIA…


SEP – Juice of the Cuttle-Fish. See Hahnemann’s “Chronic Diseases,” V.


Aconite, Arsenicum, Baryta, Belladonna, Calc-c., and Phosph., Carb-v., China, Ledum, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Nitr-ac., Nux-v., Phosph., Pulsatilla, Rhododendron, Rhus- t., Sarsaparilla, Silicea, Sulphur, Tart-stib., Veratrum Sepia is frequently serviceable after: Causticum, Ledum, Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Silicea, Sulphur, Sulph-ac. Afterwards are frequently suitable: Carb-v., Causticum, Pulsatilla


Aconite, Spir.nitr.-dulc., Tart-stib., Acet-vini. Sepia antidotes: Calcarea, Phosph., China, Mercurius, Sarsap., Sulphur


“Sepia is a most efficacious remedy in disturbance of the circulation in the female sex, characterized by the following symptoms: flushes of heat, redness, swelling of the face, general determination of blood to the head and right temple; general swelling of the upper part of the body, more in the morning; swelling of the chest, stomach, and abdomen; hands and feet cold; throbbing in the sacral region; palpitation of the heart, with occasional intermittent pulse, scanty urine, costiveness. In diseases of the skin, with the following symptoms small, red pimples, producing a roughness and cracking of the skin, and from which a watery humor sometimes oozes; at other times they are dry; they principally affect the inside of the joints of the arms and legs, particularly the knee and elbow-joints, but are also, chiefly in children, to be seen on the face. In young girls, when the menses have not appeared, or only slightly, Sepia generally brings them on more fully. In diseases of the womb: with heat in the womb, bearing down after exercise, with slight pain there as well as in the back.”.


Affections of the female sex, particularly of feeble delicate individuals, with fine, sensitive, delicate skin. Affections of the capillary system. Nervous affections. Bad consequences of chagrin. Bad effects from onanism. Scrofulous (and rickety affections). Rheumatic affections, particularly of slender persons, or with great disposition to sweat, and alternation of chilliness and heat. Pains as if sprained, particularly when exerting the affected parts, likewise at night in the warmth of the b ed. Drawing in all the limbs. Arthritic drawing in the knees and finger-joints. Lacerating in the knees and elbow- joints. Jerking and stitching in the various parts of the body. Jactitation of the muscles. Pain in all her limbs, especially the hips. The limbs go to sleep easily. Stiffness and immobility of the joints. Uneasiness in the whole body. Anxiety in the limbs. Frequent trembling in the whole body. Seething of the blood in the body. Seething of the blood, with congestion to the head and chest. Profuse sweat when walking. Sensitiveness to cold air. Tendency to take cold, particularly in the wind. Unusual catarrhal symptoms after becoming wet. Liability to cold. Slight attacks of vertigo and palpitation of the heart when walking in the open air. Pressure in the region of the heart when walking, generally. Paroxysms. Very weak in the morning, with uneasiness in the body. Fit of vertigo with fainting. The lower limbs felt bruised and weak. Great weakness of the lower limbs. Indolence of both body and mind, with difficult breathing. Heaviness in all the limbs. Weakness of the knees. Weakness of all the limbs, with chilliness. Paroxysms of hysteric weakness. Obscuration of sight during the menses.


The pains are not felt during violent exercise, as walking in the open air. Shuddering attends the pains. The pains are relieved by the application of the warmth.


Swelling of the whole body, with great shortness of breathing, with fever every two or three days, being an alternation of chilliness and heat at irregular hours. In the evening, swelling in the wrist-joint, in the bend of the elbow, and around the tarsal-joints. Glandular and lymphatic swellings. Scirrhous Indurations. The skin of the whole body is painful as if sore. Itching, and itching pimples in the joints. Dry itch, and itch- like eruptions. Pemphigus. Claret colored spots on the neck and under the chin. Brown, red, herpetic spots on the skin. Scurfy, humid, herpes, with itching and burning. Ring worm. Soreness of the skin, in the joints, also in the children.


Excessive yawning and stretching. Drowsiness in the daytime. Wide awake at night. Sleepless night, without pain. Restless sleep, mingled with dreams, and tossing from side to side. Great uneasiness in the limbs, at night. Frequent waking at night. Sleep disturbed by many disagreeable dreams. Loud talking during sleep. Moaning and groaning at night while asleep. Restless sleep with vexatious dreams. Attacks of anxiety at night. Oppressive seething of the blood when going to sleep. Seething of the blood, at night. Heat and consequent uneasiness at night. Febrile heat at night, with anxious fancies and dreams. Nightly sleeplessness, and fanciful ravings while asleep. Violent lacerating from the hip-joint to the foot, at night, hindering sleep. Jerking of the limbs, at night. Drawing and pressure in the pit of the stomach, at night. Painful pressure in the abdomen, and pain as if bruised, at night, waking her. Violent throbbing headache, at night. Pressure in the eyes at night. Vertigo at night. Violent palpitation of the heart, in the evening when in bed, and beating of all the arteries. Disturbed night’s rest, with pain in the small of the back. Dry titillating cough, with a sort of spasm in the chest, at night. Sleep is disturbed by frequent coughing, and aching in the feet. Unceasing cough the whole night. Great pain as if bruised, at night, while asleep, and sense of exhaustion in the thighs and upper arms; the pain disappeared immediately on waking. He wakes with a shriek and start. Long unrefreshing sleep.

Charles Julius Hempel
Charles Julius Hempel (5 September 1811 Solingen, Prussia - 25 September 1879 Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a German-born translator and homeopathic physician who worked in the United States. While attending medical lectures at the University of New York, where he graduated in 1845, he became associated with several eminent homeopathic practitioners, and soon after his graduation he began to translate some of the more important works relating to homeopathy. He was appointed professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1857.