Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Magical Onions?

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It's the flu season again, and H1N1 is back! I remembered I read an article on how onion could ward off flu, which I've tucked safely into my "ToKeep" folder. So when both my kids and hubby were down with flu, cough and sore-throat, I quickly ran a hunt for it.

"In 1919. When the flu killed 40million people, there was this doctor that visited the 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."

Here's another version from a hairdresser in Arizona...
" 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 . ."

Well, I don't know how true this is, but when I ran a quick google search, there are many supporting facts on the use of onions (and also garlics) to ward off flu. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

So, what have I to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!
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.
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.
Hmm... maybe I could try asking my girl's school to try this? Would they think I'm insane?

And after reading this testimonial from someone who contributes material on health issues:  

"I don't know about the farmer's 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."

Last night, I placed onions cut into two in two bowls, and placed them in the rooms. In the morning, I took a look at it, curious if they would turn black. They didn't. Maybe our germs are not that serious? Anyway, I did noticed that one of the onions place in hubby's room (he's more sick than the kids, so he's quarantined there) is slightly greyish than the one placed in the kids' room. I'm not sure if I'm bias, but I'll ask hubby for 2nd opinion tonight (since he's not aware that I placed onions in the rooms!). Or, can somebody lend me a miscroscope?

Anyway, the good news is, everyone is much better, though not completely cured yet, and I think I'm going to try this again tonight!

p/s: But then again, Hubby's already on antibiotics and he attributed his recovery is due to I don't have concrete proof on this... I guess only time will tell, once they're fully recoverd and if I still practise this. Will see!

1 comment:

Pet said...

Met CM in QBM last week, Friday... he feeling much better. Must be the onions. :-) Thanks for sharing this wonderful tip.


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