The cuttlefish is a soft bodied mollusk with 8 arms that is closely related to the squid and octopus. It propels itself by squirting jets of water from special organs in its body. When threatened, it releases spurts of dark ink called sepia that cloud the water and camouflage its retreat. Sepia has been used for artistic purposes, although its ingestion, such as occurs when a painter licks the brush, can bring about unpleasant side effects.
Homeopathic practitioners prescribe Sepia for patients with conditions whose symptoms include apathy, moodiness, and weakness. For the homeopathic preparation, cuttlefish ink is collected and diluted with large quantities of milk sugar for final use. Like most homeopathic prescriptions, Sepia was developed as a remedy by observation of the reactions of healthy individuals to doses of various strengths. The mental, emotional, and physical changes induced by Sepia were then cataloged. When a patient exhibits a set of symptoms that matches the cataloged symptoms brought on by Sepia, the homeopathic practitioner then prescribes it in an extremely dilute form.
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