Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Sepia in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Dry cough especially evening in bed, till midnight, frequently with nausea and bitter vomiting; during sleep, without waking; from tickling in larynx, or, in bronchi, toward morning.
Cough every evening, not ceasing until he coughs loose a little phlegm.
Paroxysms of spasmodic cough resembling whooping-cough, excited by tickling in chest, from larynx to the stomach; daytime without, morning with expectoration of yellow, green or grey pus, or, of a milk white, tenacious mucus, generally of saltish taste.
Cough and coryza, with sneezing, commences every morning before getting out of bed, and lasts until 9 A.M.
Irritation to cough so sudden and violent can scarcely inhale at all.
Cough worse when at rest; when lying on left side; from acids.
Coughs phlegm loose, but cannot get it up.
Expectoration profuse, purulent, offensive, green, tasting salty only in morning; of blood while lying down.≡ more ...