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Septilin (Tablets & Syrup) Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

Septilin (Tablets & Syrup) is an ayurvedic proprietary medicine beneficial in infectious diseases and acts as immunity booster as well. This is unique and effective ayurvedic product manufactured by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare (The Himalaya Drug Company).

Many ayurvedic physicians commonly use Septilin (Tablets & Syrup) for sore throat, upper & lower respiratory tract infections, recurrent common cold, skin infections, soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections etc. It is effective because of its immunomodulatory action in the body. Therefore, it is also used for patients with antibiotics resistance.

Septilin Ingredients & Composition

The main ingredients of Septilin (Tablets & Syrup) are Tinospora (Guduchi), Licorice (Yashtimadhu or Mulethi) and Indian Bdellium (Guggulu).

Septilin Syrup Composition

Purified Indian Bdellium (Guggulu) – Balsamodendron Mukul 80 mg
Maharasnadi Kwath 30 mg
Manjistha – Rubia Cordifolia 15 mg
Tinospora (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia 14 mg
Trikatu 13 mg
Amla (Amalaki) Indian Gooseberry (Emblica Officinalis/Phyllanthus Emblica) 8 mg
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra 6 mg

Septilin Tablet Composition

Purified Indian Bdellium (Guggulu) – Balsamodendron Mukul 324 mg
Shankh Bhasma 64 mg
Maharasnadi Kwath 130 mg
Tinospora (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia 98 mg
Manjistha – Rubia Cordifolia 64 mg
Amla (Amalaki) Indian Gooseberry (Phyllanthus Emblica) 32 mg
Shigru (Drumstick) – Moringa Pterygosperma 32 mg
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra 12 mg

Medicinal Properties of Septilin

Septilin has following therapeutic properties.

  1. Immunomodulatory & Immuno-stimulatory
  2. Anti Viral
  3. Anti microbial
  4. Anti-inflammatory
  5. Antioxidant
  6. Demulcent (mostly visible soothing effect on throat membranes)
  7. Analgesic (Visible in throat pain)
  8. Antioxidant
  9. Mild antipyretic

Main Action of Major Ingredients in Septilin

Key Ingredient Therapeutic Action
Tinospora (Guduchi) Antimicrobial & immuno-stimulatory
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra Immunomodulatory or immuno-stimulation, Antiviral, Expectorant & Anti-inflammatory
Indian Bdellium (Guggulu) Anti-inflammatory, Soothing Agent, Antioxidant

Septilin Indications

Septilin is helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Upper or lower respiratory tract infections
  2. Sore throat or Pharyngitis
  3. Recurrent common cold and nasal catarrh
  4. Recurrent infections – (reduces recurrence)
  5. Allergic reactions
  6. Skin or soft tissue infections
  7. Ocular infections (rarely used) *
  8. Urinary tract infections (as supportive therapy)
  9. Dental and periodontal infections (rarely used) *
  10. Bone and joint infections (rarely used) *
  11. Adjuvant to antibiotic treatment (rarely used)
  12. Antibiotic resistance infections – for improving immunity to fight of infections
  13. Postoperative conditions – for early recovery
  14. Chronic tonsillitis
  15. Chronic bronchitis
  16. Laryngitis

* In these cases, it can only be used as supportive therapy.

Septilin Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Key Benefits

Improve immunity: Septilin enhances immunity. It has immunomodulatory and antioxidant action in the body, which helps preventing infections. It is non-specific immunity enhancer, which helps increasing antibody forming cell level and thus builds resistance against various infections. Especially, it is good remedy for people suffering from recurrent attacks of upper respiratory tract infections and sore throat.

Phagocytosis stimulation: Septilin activates white blood cells (macrophages) circulating in the bloodstream and stimulates phagocytosis, which helps fighting off the infection. Therefore, it provides great support in anti-infection therapies.

Combat fevers: However, Septilin has mild antipyretic properties, but it provides a great support to other ayurvedic remedies. Most commonly, it increases antipyretic action of Praval pishti, which is most common ayurvedic remedy used for lowering fever. According to symptoms and type of infection, patient may require other remedies.

Sore Throat

Septilin has soothing action and anti-inflammatory properties due to which it is effective remedy for sore throat. In mild cases, it can work alone, but in severe cases, it should be given with Gandhak Rasayan and Yashad Bhasma (calcined zinc).


Septilin reduces the purulence and volume of the sputum. It facilitates expectoration, reduces thickness of mucus and prevents superadded infections of the respiratory tract. It increases serum IgG level significantly when used for 2 months regularly. (Ref.)

Ingredients especially Guggul in it reduce inflammation and irritation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. Thus, it helps in bronchitis. Septilin also prevents repeated bouts of upper respiratory infections and bronchitis. For this purpose, it should be used for 3 to 6 months on regular basis.

Boils & Carbuncles

There are many herbs in Septilin, which have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. Studies have also shown that Septilin is effective against Staphylococcus Aureus and Streptococci. It also prevents recurrence of boils and carbuncles.

Septilin Dosage

It is available in tablets and syrup form. Their dosage is as underneath.

Septilin Drops

Age Dosage
6 months – 1 year 3 ml twice daily
1 – 2 years 3.5 ml twice daily
2 – 3 years 4 ml twice daily
3 – 4 years 4.5 ml twice daily
4 – 5 years 5 ml twice daily

Septilin Syrup

Children 1 to 2 teaspoons thrice daily
Adults 2 teaspoons thrice daily

Septilin Syrup is suitable for children. However, it can also be used in adults except diabetic people. The dosage can vary according to health condition and age of the patient, so consult with physician for appropriate dosage before using Septilin Syrup.

Septilin Tablets

Children 1 tablet twice daily
Adults 2 tablets twice daily

Septilin tablets are generally given to adults. Moreover, people with diabetes can take tablets safely without worry about sugar content that is present in the Septilin syrup.  In adults, two tablets twice a day is sufficient dosage for combating sore throat, inflammation and enhancing immunity. Diseases in which maintenance therapy is required, the dosage can be reduced to 1 tablet twice daily after getting relief from symptoms.

Side Effects of Septilin

Septilin is LIKELY SAFE and WELL TOLERATED in most people. There are no side effects reported with the use of Septilin.

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