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  • A friend of mine told me a story about how when he was a kid he was in
  • The hospital & near dying. His Italian grandmother came to the hospital
  • & told a family member to go buy her a large onion & a new pair of white
  • Cotton socks. She sliced the onion open then put a slice on the bottom
  • Of each of his feet & put the white cotton socks on him. In the morning
  • When he awoke they removed the socks. The slices of onion were black &
  • His fever was gone. The following story that someone sent to me might
  • Have some truth in it & we are going to try this this winter. 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! 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 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 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.
  • Jeff Kaplan R.N., L.M.T.

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    " It was excellent "
    fanoel ate it and said...
    sounds great, anything is worth a try for sure, don't know about putting them in my Socks, but if crook enough why not, Kev is going to put some under the counter in the shop to ward off any bugs from the customers.
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  • gothess 3 years ago
    http://www.snopes.com/medical/swineflu/onion.asp ~sorry it's a very old urban legend :( Wish it were really that simple to ward off ugly flu bugs!
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  • trisha6341 3 years ago
    Very interesting. I believe it too.
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  • pointsevenout 4 years ago
    I keep onions in the pantry all the time. Unfortunately we consume the same too.

    The story sounds like a bunch of bunk. But I wouldn't be averse to trying it. Just don't tell anyone.
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  • urbanideas 4 years ago
    It is not only interesting as I am a big believer of the power of onions. Each time anyone at home is sick. I slice onions and put them in a bowl with water. That bowl is then placed under the bed. By morning we feel better and certainly much less cough!
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    tuilelaith ate it and said...
    This is really intresting. I have no idea how I missed the original post. Thank you for this info...
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    " It was excellent "
    lanabade ate it and said...
    Such an incredible read thankyou!5!
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  • szq 4 years ago
    I'm giving this thing a try. The doctors have been useless. :)
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    peetabear ate it and said...
    I can remember my Mother was really sick when I was a kid and somebody put an onion by her bed... and she said the next day she felt much better... it seem to break up the congestion... great reminder ..thank you Henrie...five
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  • petunia97 4 years ago
    I'll certainly remember this. Thanks for the info...
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    " It was excellent "
    gourmetana ate it and said...
    How wonderful... I believe onions are great... you know, my grandmother used to make tea with onion peel everytime we had the flu and it worked like a charm!
    Great info and story, thank you for sharing.... 5
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Well sounds good Question onions sitting around in rooms untouched absorb the virus now ya want to eat onions cant eat those but if ya bought them to eat and they absorb it you not knowing{Do you get sick?} any answer to that I wonder?
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    puddlewonderful ate it and said...
    lovely!
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  • tnacndn 4 years ago
    I got this in an email last week and I am giving it a try. I figured why not,it might help and it certainly won't hurt. LOL
    Gem
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    " It was excellent "
    m2googee ate it and said...
    I still think you should wear them in your socks!!lol I am so glad this is working for you my friend!!!
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Wow - I finally read the email too! LOL
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  • mrtnzangel8 4 years ago
    wow...I could have used this a couple of weeks ago. lol
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