Onions Fight The Flu... Received this in a email, interesting!!!
OK, it is true. After reading this you will think that I have really lost it. However, this is a true story.
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.
Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!
Update: October 03, 2009.
Unless I did not read this right. You are not suppose to eat the onions, you peel the onions put them in a bowl and then set them out in the room. The virus is absorbed by the onions and not by your body.
- Asked by MaryAnne
, A Thinker, Female, 46-55, Regina, Managerial