Sepia officinalis Linn

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Sepia officinalis Linnbelongs to Cephalopoda, Mollusca, Sepiidae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Zabdul Behar.
The English Name for this herb is Cuttle Fish Bones.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Kaf-Darya, Samandar Jhaag, Samandar Phen.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Sepia officinalis Linn are Antacid, Anti-emetic, Astringent, Carminative, Detersive, Sedative.


The Indications of Sepia officinalis Linn are Vitiligo, Scabies, Freckles, Renal Calculi, Ringworm, Skin Diseases, Earache, Gonorrhoea, Inflammations, Insomnia, Skin Affections, Skin Patches, Leukoderma, Skin Pigmentation.

No Contra Indication information is available for Sepia officinalis Linn.


The Temperament of Sepia officinalis Linn is 3rd order, warm and dry.

Available Brands

BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
MAJUN SURANJANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

Compound Preparations

Sepia officinalis Linn is used in the preparation of Kuhl Roshnai, Ma'jun Shir Bargadh Wali, Ma'jun Suranjan, Musaffi-i-Rehem, Sunun Mujalli compounds.


Whole Herb1.000g

Herb's Description

Sepia officinalis Linn. Body relatively broad and somewhat flattened so as to be oval in cross section. Paired fins run from behind the head to the tip of the body. Individuals are capable of very rapid colour change, especially when threatened; the animal may also take the colour or patterning of its background. Tentacular club with 5 or 6 suckers in each transverse row, the median ones moderately enlarged. Cuttlebone anteriorly and posteriorly rounded, with parallel sides. Colour - very variable; may be black- brown, striped or mottled on dorsal surface, paler to white on ventral surface.Bone of cuttle-fish often found floating on sea-water, usually these are 1-3 inches wide and 5-10 inches in length. The bone may be of oblong, elliptical or oval shaped flat skeleton, hard and brittle, highly pulverisable. Contains calcium carbonate about 80 to 85%, also phosphates and sulphates with silica

Taste Odor & Occurrence

Powder: Tasteless


No information regarding Sepia officinalis Linn's substitute is currently available.

Active Constituents

Sepia officinalis Linn's Active constituents:


No information regarding Sepia officinalis Linn's antidot is currently available.

Warning & Precautions

It is reported that nearly toxic and harmful for patients suffering from cephalic disorders.


Sepia officinalis Linn:
It is reported that nearly toxic and harmful for patients suffering from cephalic disorders.