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Onions protects from the flu ???

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 Onions For Collecting The Flu Virus

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then).

The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.. (And no, she is not in the onion business) The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better. If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case..

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Weldon, thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmers story, but I do know that I contracted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put one end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar... placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs... sure enough it happened just like that... the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

What can it hurt?   My dad had the flu,and my mom put 2 unpeeled onions in the room. Next day he was feeling better. So what can it hurt.
newjerseychickxo posted Jan 16, 2013

This is very true! I work for a hospital and I've been told by many doctors and patients that the onion works best when it comes to the flu and other viral illnesses. I've even seen patients who have skinned onions and put them in their socks (while on their feet). Sure enough these people were protected while their family had the flu. Alot of your common colds start at your feet (weird huh). What is there to hurt? After all, no medications can cure the common cold or viral flu that is going around, so why not give it a try? Thanks for sharing I enjoyed this post!!!

LisaNtom08 (rep: 1.6k) posted Jan 16, 2013


It's funny you said about the oions in the sock.Because my mom did put sliced onions in my dads socks while he slept.The next day he felt much better. :)

newjerseychickxo (rep: 14.1k) posted Jan 16, 2013


so how often should i replace the onion just peel it and leave it there until it gets dry or replace every week ?

rd995 (rep: 152k) posted Jan 16, 2013


leave it until it drys out!

LisaNtom08 (rep: 1.6k) posted Jan 17, 2013


I dated a girl who had some Native American onion cure that she would use when she got a cold. She'd take onions and cook them in the oven for a while in water, then wrap them in a kitchen towell and wrap them around her neck or some such. She swore it worked. Smelled like a Carl's Junior franchise, but hey...whatever works for you.

nthsll (rep: 12.5k) posted Jan 17, 2013


I would leave it there until it starts looking like it needs to be changed.

newjerseychickxo (rep: 14.1k) posted Jan 17, 2013


I am ALL about homeopathic healing and this sounds really neat! Cheap and worth a try in my book! Thanks to everyone for sharing! :)

FibroMom (rep: 249k) posted Jan 17, 2013


I'm not agreeing or disagreeing, just providing a link to what I read online:

toast (rep: 5.6k) posted Jan 17, 2013


what!?!?!?!? Ive never heard of this. Stinky but awesome. Thank you

helloamy1977 (rep: 2.6k) posted Jan 17, 2013