Interesting findings on Onions.
In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people around yhe world. A Doctor that visited the and area seeing 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 in his family was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer he was doing that was different, his 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 found the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.
I heard this story from my hairdresser who shares with me health stories. She knows my health issues.She had
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.) She told me try it and this past flu season i did not have my annual flu shot.Guess what I did not sick from flu either.
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. You wont get the flu either.
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..
In any case, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now there is a P. S. to this .....
I sent this to a friend in Denmark, who regularly contributes material to me on health issues.
She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:
I don't know about the farmers story...but, I do know that I contacted 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 centuries ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.