The winter cold seems to have finally arrived and frequently in homes, public places or in the workplace, the heating instead is always too high.

In short, the changes in temperature alternate during the day and are often one of the causes, in addition to bacteria and viruses, which lead to the much-hated congestion of the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat ).

Below is a DIY natural remedy in the form of bon bon that will also be very popular with children: these are soothing candies that are easy to prepare, cheap and above all free of dyes, sweeteners and chemicals .

It takes very little to prepare a supply of sweets for the whole family; the ingredients are available in the most common herbalists.


  • 10-15 elderberry flowers (being out of season they can be purchased dried in herbal medicine, as well as berries; in summer it is possible to get them fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons of dried elderberries
  • 1 cup of gum arabic in pieces
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 4 cups of hot water


1) Infuse the elder flowers in 3 cups of boiling water; after this time add the flax seeds and leave to rest for about an hour. When you create a real transparent gel , with a consistency similar to that of egg white, it means that the mixture is ready.

2) At this point, take the gum arabic and crush it until it is reduced to small pieces. Along with dried elderberries. Next, add to the mixture obtained in a cup of hot water. Stir with a spoon until the rubber granules begin to dissolve and take on the appearance of a jam.

3) Drain the elderflower infusion and incorporate a glass and a half into the gum arabic mixture.

4) Add 2 cups of powdered sugar (you can also prepare it by grinding the sugar from the raw sugar) and mix.

5) Cook everything over low heat, stirring continuously for about half an hour, until a final consistency similar to that of the syrup is obtained; the candy should start peeling off the sides of the pot.

6) Pour the mixture into a baking tray lined with parchment paper and let it cool. When it has solidified a little, it can be cut into squares to make candies.

7) Sprinkle the candies obtained with icing sugar to prevent them from sticking together and keep them inside a tin can for a maximum of one month.

What are you waiting for? Prepare what you need and try to make this homemade but effective do-it-yourself remedy!

You can also relieve respiratory tract disorders with the elderberry extract contained in Echinocaps Immuno !