Himalaya Septilin is herbal ayurvedic medicine from Himalaya Drug Company. This medicine is useful in strengthening body immunity that helps in prevention of various types of infections. Septilin has immunomodulatory, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It is beneficial in management of allergic disorders of the upper respiratory tract, skin and soft tissue infections, dental and periodontal infections, ocular infections, bone and joint infections, and urinary tract infections.
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Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
- Type: Herbal Proprietary Supplement
- Brand / Manufacturer: Himalaya Drug Company
- Purpose: Anti-infective Therapy, Boosting body immunity
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Suitable for: Unisex
Form of Medicine:
- Septilin Tablets
- Septilin Syrup
- Septilin Drops
MRP / Price:
- Himalaya Septilin 60 tablets for ₹ 115.00
- Septilin Drops 60 ml for ₹ 60
- Septilin Syrup 200 ml for ₹ 90
Ingredients of Himalaya Septilin (Tablets, Syrup and Drops)
Himalaya Septilin Tablets
Each Tablet contain:
- Guggulu Commiphora wightii 324 mg
- Shankha Bhasma Conch shell calx 64 mg
- Maharasnadi Kwath 130 mg
- Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) 98 mg
- Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) 64 mg
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) 32 mg
- Shigru / Moringa 32 mg
- Yashti-madhhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 12 mg
Himalaya Septilin Syrup
Each teaspoonful (5ml) of Septilin syrup contains
Guggulu (Commiphora wightii) 80mg
- Maharasnadi Kwath 30mg
- Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) 15mg
- Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) 14mg
- Trikatu 13mg
- Pushkara (Inula racemosa) 13mg
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) 8mg
- Yashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 6mg
Himalaya Septilin Drops
Each ml of Septilin drops contains
- Guggulu (Commiphora wightii) 47.4 mg
- Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) 8.9mg
- Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) 8.3mg
- Trikatu 7.7mg
- Pushkara (Inula racemosa) 7.7mg
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) 4.7mg
- Yashti-madhhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 3.5mg
About the ingredients of Himalaya Septilin
1. Guggulu / Guggul: It is gum resin of a tree Commiphora mukul, found in arid- subtropical to tropical climate. Guggulu is highly effective in the treatment of Vata-Vikar and inflammatory conditions. The gum resin contains guggul sterons Z and E, guggul sterols I-V, two diterpenoids- a terpene hydrocarbon named cembreneA and a diterpene alcohol- mukulol, a-camphrone and cembrene, long chain aliphatic tetrols- octadecan-1,2,3,4-tetrol, eicosan-1,2,3,4-tetrol and nonadecan-1,2,3,4-tetrol. Major components from essential oil of gum resin are myrcene and dimyrcene.
The gum resin is bitter, acrid, astringent, thermogenic, aromatic, expectorant, digestive, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, anodyne, antiseptic, demulcent, carminative, emmenagogue, hematinic, diuretic, rejuvenating and general tonic.
Guggulu is used in Ayurveda for treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, gout, lumbago, disorders of the nervous, respiratory, digestive and circulatory systems.
It has anti-inflammatory with strong purifying and rejuvenating properties.
2. Guduchi / Giloy / Tinospora cordifolia, is hypoglycemic, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and other pharmacological activities. The aqueous and alcoholic extract of the plant has been shown to improve glucose tolerance. It has hypoglycemic, anti-oxidant and analgesic activity and reduces burning sensation.
3. Manjistha / Manjista / Manjishta / Indian Madder (Rubia cordifolia) is a perennial, prickly or scabrous, climbing herb belonging to plant family Rubiaceae. The roots of plant are mainly used in Ayurveda for medicinally purpose.
Manjistha is blood purifier and extensively used against blood, skin and urinary diseases. Manjistha is sweet, bitter, acrid, astringent, thermogenic, anti-dysenteric, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, anodyne, anthelmintic, antiseptic, constipating, diuretic, galactopurifier, rejuvenating and tonic.
It is useful in vitiated conditions of Kapha, the body fluid principles relates to mucus and pitta.
Manjistha is used in arthritis, cough, diabetes, discoloration of the skin, dysmenorrhea, general debility, hemorrhoids, hematuria, intermittent fevers, jaundice, Leucorrhoea, neuralgia, pectoral diseases, pharyngitis, skin diseases, slow healing of broken bones, tubercular conditions of the skin and mucous tissue, tuberculosis, urogenital disorders, inflammations, and many other diseases.
4. Mulethi or Liquorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is extensively used in Ayurveda. It relieves coughs, sore throats, respiratory problems, abdominal pain and hyperacidity. It is used to prepare cough remedies, skin preparations, and in combination with other plants for the treatment of ulcer. It should not be used in high blood pressure, fluid retention, diabetes and certain other conditions.
5. Amla (Emblica officinalis) is nutritive tonic of Ayurveda. It is healing and rejuvenating. Its intake gives good eyesight, keeps hair black and helps in better absorption of iron. It is rich source of vitamin C.
Amalki is also known as Dhatri in Sanskrit which means ‘supporter/ sustainer’ and ‘nurse’. So the name Dhatri signifies one that nurse, supports and heals. It is healing and rejuvenating. Its intake gives good eyesight, keeps hair black and helps in better absorption of iron.
Health Benefits of Himalaya Septilin
- It has antioxidant, antipyretic (reduces fever) and antimicrobial properties.
- It has immunomodulatory properties.
- It improves body immunity to fight diseases.
- It prevents recurrent infection.
- It stimulates the leukocyte production.
- It helps in elimination of bacteria through phagocytosis.
Himalaya Septilin Important Medicinal Properties
- Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
- Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
- Antimicrobial: Active against microbes.
- Antipyretic/antifebrile/febrifuge: Effective against fever.
- Digestive: Digestant.
- Demulcent: Relieving inflammation or irritation.
- Immunomodulatory: Modifies the immune response or the functioning of the immune system.
Uses of Himalaya Septilin
Septilin is used for improving body immunity. Better immunity means lesser infections. A person with weak immunity is more prone to bacterial and viral diseases. Septilin is useful in management of following conditions. It can be used as supportive medicine.
- Prophylactic agent against upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) in chronic smokers
- Upper respiratory tract infections, chronic tonsillitis, pharyngitis, chronic bronchitis, nasal catarrh
- Allergic disorders of the upper respiratory tract, skin and soft tissue infections
- Common cold, cough
- Dental and periodontal infections
- Ocular infections
- Bone and joint infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Early recovery in postoperative conditions
- To reduce recurrence in infection-prone individuals
- As an adjuvant to anti-infective therapy
- Resistance to antibiotic therapy
- Improving immunity against bacterial, viral diseases (cod, cough, dengue etc)
Dosage of Himalaya Septilin(Tablets, Syrup and Drops)
Child (given twice a day in recommended doses)
- Upto 3 months: 1 ml
- 3-6 months: 1.5 ml
- 6 months-1 year: 3 ml
- 1-2 years: 3.5 ml
- 2-3 years: 4 ml
- 3-4 years: 4.5 ml
- 4-5 years: 5 ml
Adult are given 2-3 teaspoonful 2-3 times a day.
Children are given 1-2 teaspoonful twice-thrice a day.
Initially (adult) take 2 tabs twice daily till the symptoms are relieved, followed by 1 twice daily as a maintenance therapy.
Children are given one tablets, twice daily after meal. Or take as directed by physician.
Safe-effects of Himalaya Septilin
This medicine is safe to take. There are no known side-effects of this medicine.
Himalaya Septilin FAQs
What are the main actions of Septilin?
The main action of Septilin include immunomodulatory, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. The principle ingredient of this medicine is Guggulu which has anti-inflammatory, weight reducing and heating effects on body.
- It is very helpful for those who suffer from recurrent cold and cough. It boosts immunity and helps to reduce the reoccurrence.
- It improves body’s immune defenses and increases IgG levels, chemotaxis & phagocytic capacity.
- It reduces inflammation and allergy.
- It decreases pro-inflammatory cytokines & IgE levels.
What are the main indication of Septilin?
Due to heating, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and antioxidant action Septilin is very useful in upper respiratory infections.
Upper respiratory tract infection term is used to describe acute infections involving the nose, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and bronchi and includes common cold, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, sputum production, pharyngitis, sinusitis, and tracheobronchitis.
- Acute respiratory infections
- Acute rhinitis
- Almost all types of chronic upper respiratory and ENT infections
- Chronic laryngitis/pharyngitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Chronic tonsillitis
- Recurrent attacks of chronic infection of ear, nose and throat
- Recurrent chronic upper respiratory tract infections
- Recurrent tonsillitis in children
- Recurrent upper respiratory tract infection
For chronic cases, the dosage of Septilin used can be for 6-12 years, one tablet 4 times a day; 12 years and above, two tablets 3 times a day.
The above-mentioned dosage can be continued for 6 weeks, and if the initial response is good, the drug was continued for three months. If the patient’s symptoms were not relieved, Septilin can be given along with antibiotics.
Other indications include:
- As an adjuvant to anti-infective therapy
- Dental and periodontal infections
- Dental infections
- For early recovery in postoperative conditions;
- Ophthalmic infections
Reduce recurrence in infection-prone individuals
Resistance to antibiotic therapy
Skin and soft tissue infections
Wounds and ulcers
Why Sinusitis is not responding to Septilin?
When sinusitis does not respond to Septilin and Septilin + antibiotics, it may imply that irreversible changes in the sinus mucosa has occur and surgery may be required.
When is Septilin effective for infection of ear, nose and throat?
Septilin can be an effective drug:
In cases where an operation is contra-indicated for some other underlying medical condition.
In cases which do not agree for tonsillectomy.
In conditions not reached an irreversible stage in the sinuses and middle ear.
When infection had not settled down in the tonsils and frequency of recurrence is not very high.
Is it safe to take Septilin?
Septilin meta-analysis of 38 clinical studies conducted over 43 years on 2765 patients confirms the safety and efficacy of Septilin in upper and lower respiratory tract infections.
What is the recommended dosage of Septilin?
Initially, Septilin in a dose of 2 tabs two times (2*2= 4 tablets / day) OR 2 tabs three times a day (2*3= 6 tablets/day) (depending on condition, infection type and other conditions), can be given.
Later the maintenance dose of 1 tablet two times a day is given. This dose is well tolerated.
It can be taken for 6 months, if required.
What should I know about Guggul?
Guggul reduces Kapha and Vata but increases Pitta. As it increases acidity and hence people already suffering from peptic ulcer, hyperacidity, bleeding disorders, heavy bleeding during periods etc. should take Guggul cautiously.
Guggul may cause stomach discomfort or allergic rash. Also, sour foods, alcohol, and heavy exercise is not recommended while taking Guggul.
Caution is required while taking guggul in coagulation disorder, thyroid problem, and with antiplatelet (warfarin, enoxaparin, heparin, aspirin, dipyridamole, clopidogrel) medicines.
Guggul has anti-inflammatory, weight reducing and heating effects and it is strongly suggested not to use guggul during pregnancy. It exhibits cervix, uterus and ovary size reducing properties. It is contraindicated in acute kidney infections, excessive uterine bleeding, hyperthyroidism, pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Guggul shows anti-fertility effects and should be taken cautiously by women wishing for pregnancy.
In few people, Guggul may cause gastrointestinal symptoms, headaches, skin rash etc. In case, any of the adverse effect it is better to avoid guggul.
It is important to mention here, Guggul is Cholesterol reducing, platelet reducing (anticoagulants/antiplatelet), immune stimulant, emmenagogue and swelling reducing. The recommended dosage of guggul is 3-9g per day in a decoction and 250mg–3g per day pills.
As you can note, Septilin tablet, syrup, and drops are avialable but all have different composition.
- Septilin Tablets (Guggulu 324 mg)
- Septilin Syrup (Guggulu 80 mg)
- Septilin Drops (47.4 mg).
What is Maharasnadi Kwath?
Maharasnadi Quath / Kadha / Kashayam / Kwath / Decoction, is classical Ayurvedic formulation. Maharasnadi Kadha gives relief in pain, swelling, stiffness, and other Vata Roga symptoms. Maha Rasnadi Quath is indicated in all kinds of rheumatism, arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, sciatica, backache, pain in muscles, spermatorrhoea, paraplegia, sciatica, hemiplegia, lumbago and other similar conditions. It is bitter tonic, aperient and diuretic.
What is Shankha Bhasma?
Shankha Bhasma is a powder prepared from the conch shell. Conch Shell or Shankha (Turbinella pyrum) is the member of Mollusc’s largest class Gastropoda. These mollusces are enclosed in a shell and the shell is very hard & dense calcareous structure.
Shankha Bhasma is prepared according to the classical Ayurvedic texts. It contains inorganic substances such as Carbonates of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium &
Calcium oxide. Shankha Bhasma is alkaline in nature, Balya (increasing strength), Grahi and is indicated in Amlapitta (Hyperacidity), Agnimandhya (Digestive insufficiency), Grahani (irritable bowel syndrome) and Parinama Shula (Ulcerative Dyspepsia, Duodenal Ulcer).
Is it sufficient to take only Septilin as a medicine in severe respiratory infection?
No. It works well in chronic cases and mild acute cases. In case of severe bacterial infection, you must not avoid intake of antibiotics as condition can worsen within 1-2 days. For example, acute cases of bacterial respiratory infections of kids not treated on time can turn into high grade fever and pneumonia.
Can I take Septilin during pregnancy?
No. It contains Guggul and other heating medicinal herbs which are contraindicated in Ayurveda for pregnant woman.
Is Septilin safe for children?
Yes, it is safe for children. Septilin Syrup or Septilin Drops are given in recommended dosage.
Septilin syrup has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and antioxidant properties. It contains the powderof Balsamodendron mukul (80 mg), and extracts of Maharasnadi quath (30 mg), Rubia cordifolia (15 mg), Tinospora cordifolia (14 mg), Trikatu (13 mg), Saussurea lappa (13 mg), Emblica officinalis (8 mg) and Glycyrrhiza glabra (6 mg.
Balsamodendron mukul (Guggul) has marked antiseptic properties; its therapeutic actions are like
that of ACTH. It raises the general defence mechanism of the body and helps to overcome the infective process and inflammation.
Tinospora cordifolia improves the phagocytic and intracellular bactericidal capacities of neutrophils.
Glycyrrhizin from Glycyrrhiza glabra exhibits potent antimicrobial activity.
Rubia cordifolia (Manjishta) is well known for its antipyogenic properties.
Phyllanthus emblica (Amla) is the richest source of ascorbic acid. The effects of vitamin C on the adrenal cortex in building up resistance to infections are well known
Shankh bhasma is effective in building up general resistance of the body.
Septilin helps immunomodulation. Immunomodulation refers to any process in which an immune response is altered to a desired level. It is safe and can be used as an effective alternate method to prophylactic antibiotic therapy.
How long should I take Septilin?
The duration of treatment depends on medical condition. It can be taken upto 6 months for improving body immunity against recurrent infections.
What are the side-effects of Septilin?
Septilin is not known to have any side effects if taken as per the prescribed dosage.