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Onions?? wow...who woulda evah thunk it Update

UPDATE: My husband went to the doctor yesterday...he has a pretty nasty cough that won't let up. The doctor did not test him but said that he has the swine flu, based on his description of symptoms. I have the same symptoms so we are all assuming I have it as well. I am getting over it faster than he is. I have been using all the natural herb/vitamin/silver remedies we have been discussing as being helpful in battling this flu. I even have a gallon of Thomas's tincture (see below) that I started on the new moon, August 20th. Having said all that, I don't know if I am being helped by the onions or not. I placed unpeeled onions, with their ends cut off and on forks in jars, on each side of our bed. His onion has developed black on the fork end and a wee bit of weird grayishness on the other end. Other than that, it looks like an ordinary onion, on a fork, with the ends cut off. My onion has no more black on it than it did when I first brought all this to you. It has more of the grayishness and feels a bit mushy in some places but still looks fairly ordinary. I don't know if it's our established methods of dealing with this flu or the onions, but something is helping me heal faster. For some reason, the onion smells really good to me with all this congestion so I have been sleeping closer to my onion than hubby has been to his (he can't smell anything at all right now). I continue to have several onions in each of the rooms in our house. Btw LB, I still haven't put them in my socks.....so that's still totally a "who knows" thang and Granger, you're right! We smell like dinner over here lmbo!
Is anyone else trying this and experiencing something different?

My husband and I have been battling a horrible flu...he since last Wed and me since Sat. I got this email yesterday and promptly put onions everywhere. The one by my bed is turning black in places and I feel better today. He ran fevers for almost 3 days while I, thus far, only ran one yesterday for a few hours. I think it is working and so I thought I would pass it along here.

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:

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 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.

As a side note, sage brush is also supposed to have some anti-viral/antiseptic properties. I know our llamas, especially the new mamas, seem to think that rolling in it and rubbing their faces in it, is definitely the right thing to do. So, I am hanging sage bundles around too....doubly nice cuz I love the smell of it :)

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good advice? yes

good science? no

A virus can't be seen in a light microscope because it is smaller than a wavelength of light. You have to use an electron microscope to see a virus, and electron microscopes weren't invented until the 1930s.

Flu is caused by a virus, not by a bacterium. Some bacteria are just barely big enough to see with a light microscope, if you have one of superior quality. But bacteria don't cause the flu.

Onions? Yes, onions are a staple of my diet and they are full of Vitamin C and all kinds of good, all natural plant chemicals. I think onions are a great addition to a disease-preventing diet.

In no particular order, I like onions, potatoes, meat, and beer. If for no other reason, the bad breath keeps the nasty girly germs away.


Thank you. But given some of the people's comments below I wonder how much of this is true or ever really happened?

I read some story about the Plague (yes, THE Plague) and some thief wore a bunch of garlic, or ate some kind of soup made from garlic. That helped him ward off the sickness.....while he robbed others.

From what I hear...

The plague isn't airborne. Those superstitious fools back then killed all the cats due to their supposed association with witchcraft. With all or most of the cats dead, the rats flourished. It was fleas from the rats that spread the disease.

From wiki:

"The persecution of cats in Europe is often overlooked as a contributing factor in the spread of plague. In years prior to the outbreak, cats had been vilified and slain en masse, due to their growing popular association with Satan and witches. Pope Gregory IX declared cats' association with the devil in the early 1200s. The mass slaughter of cats preceding the arrival of infected rats greatly reduced a potential predator of the rat, allowing rat populations to flourish unnaturally. [35]"

The garlic may have made the thief un-attractive to fleas.


great story!


Big Bump!!!

Love the stories on this one! I recommended it to my friends.

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You just reminded me of an onion tale...

I have a friend who is very into native American herbal therapies. She used to feed me chopped up garlic raw for everything. It cured me of complaining around her... lol! Seriously though, I used to get terrible plugged up sinuses and she would have me breath "onion tea" vapors. I had forgotten that, and will putting it back into the routine... and will be giving this a try too. The properties of onions are well enough documented, and it beats the helloutta squalene!

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

I thought you were going to tell us about a tale of two onions..


What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

I know at least part of this story is un-true.

The technology to see viruses is more recent than this story. Most viruses require a scanning electron microscope to see. Their size is in the range of 10-300 nanometers. There is no way a light based microscope of that time period could have seen one, especially the virus responsible for that flu pandemic.

But I will also say this. The outer layers of onions (especially red ones) are high in a substance called quercetin, which is a pretty valuable immune booster.

Thank you so much!

love this. :)

p.s. I am sure there are many who will ignore such things or debunk them. So what? I'm going to try it.

Let us know how it works (or doesn't) LOL

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

I was just ...

I was just reading about the medicinal qualities of garlic and onions last night.

Here are the links ...

Garlic: Man's Best Friend in a Toxic World - Dr. John R. Christopher
(Do a search for "Four Thieves Vinegar" and the plague in the above link.)

You can also read about the medicinal qualities of garlic, onions, and other "herbs" here.

I put raw garlic even in home made wine

garlic and onions remove toxins from the body
these are my fave foods and I can eat them all day raw or marinated dried...nothing tastes better than a fried goose liver with onions garlic feta cheese and Italian red wine!
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I guess it's all good!

Now I know where all your extra energy comes from! lol

The goose liver sounds tasty. Garlic in wine ... hmmm ... I suppose you could call that herbal wine. I've been thinking of looking into that.

I'm trying to include them more in my salads. The article said that putting a drop of peppermint oil on the tongue or chewing a spice clove helps to get rid of the garlic odor (social benefits :-). I haven't tried it yet though.

Snopes.com calls this false

This story dates as far back as 1913, and Snopes.com calls it False, or at least unproven.

What is true, however, is that onions and garlic are anti-viral and anti-bacterial when you eat them, so if the cut onions are lying around because you just ate some in soup, you're doing the right thing.

I don't know what it is about these "viral" e-mails, but they all sound like they were written by the same person.

You'd be better off getting advice from Dr. Mercola's website. And he's a supporter of health care freedom.

I haven't gotten the 'flu since I started on Dr. D'Adamo's blood type diet, myself. It's aimed at helping the immune system based on blood-type determined anti-body response. He would recommend elderberries if you actually have the 'flu.


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I'm sure snopes would . . .

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I think that if you are doing EVERYthing else . . . that you can, what can it hurt to try this--

I once was extremely ill, and a herbalist friend told me to cut an onion (peeled) and put it next to the bottom of my feet, enclosed in socks, so it was right on the skin--

my father used to boil onions when we got sick; his grandmother learned herbs from native Americans with whom she and her family lived--

he used to put onion poultices on us, too--

for me . . . as an amateur herbalist of many years . . .

I recommend elderberry--

add to that plenty of vitamin d and some zinc--

and LOTS of raw garlic . . . put it into a soup without cooking it--after you've turned it off . . .

we eat it raw on salads, too--

it can become annoying to people who are not eating it with you, but I give it to our entire family and then hope that those they go out around won't . . . avoid them--but then again, maybe it's good to be avoided at this time of year--


we also eat onions raw a lot; it can't hurt--

I do believe herbs are people specific; I think that each person finds what works best for him/her--

most anti-plague combinations have raw garlic in them--

echinachea has never worked for me, but goldenseal often helped in my pre-elderberry days; once I discovered elderberry I haven't 'gone back'--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Onion Socks! LOL !

Put Unpeeled ( my typo~I meant PEELED) onions in your socks!


Thank you! I now have back up for the onion socks!

Also, I agree with what you state here: " I do believe herbs are people specific; I think that each person finds what works best for him/her--"

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Amazing and

definitely worth trying.

Put unpeeled onions in your socks!

My grandmother always told me this!! She said it will draw out the illness!
She was from Sweden and she used to tell me when they got sick they would put onions in their socks before going to bed.

I never actually tried it...but hey,you never know!

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd


The onions just out in the room seems kinda feng shui-ish. Trying to see it...

Maybe some orgone or something flows towards through and out the onion, like a air-filter fan sorta, and the onion-filter with the acids and whatnot kill the bad stuff. Maybe.

The sock thing reminds me of those foot pads you're supposed to wear in your sleep and they suck out all the heavy metals out your feet, I think is how it works...

Wild. Talking to my wife about this. I laughed at her when I caught her rubbing our first born with an egg... last night she held up a bag of onions and asked if I knew of anything she could do with them... we have too many at the moment... and then this thread pops up lol

Grandmother sounds like a wise woman :)

That's what I thought too....what the heck, it's worth a try!

**the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears**

**the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears**

Actually, I meant PEELED onions!

* Well, I will give it a try, too!!

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

I don't know billyjack

I don't get it.

Your'e saying that I put this onion out.. ok.
until it turns black, so you can't eat it?

Isn't that just a molded onion, which can be hazardous to your health?


I know it sounds odd, but

it seems to be working. Apparently, the onion absorbs harmful viruses and bacteria. No, don't even Think about eating it....the blackness is supposedly the "gunk" that makes us ill. The onion by my bed is the one I cut the ends off of and stuck a fork in...thus far, it is the only one showing blackness but then I just set them all out yesterday. I layed/dozed/slept by it for about 14 hours yesterday plus I slept a full night last night. The blackness does not resemble any mold I've seen in onions but then I'm not a mold expert either. I will not leave the ones that turn black out any longer than a couple of days. I figured it was an inexpensive and natural remedy that at this point in the misery is worth a try. I haven't googled it but think I will....if I find any more answers to your concerns, I'll get back to you on it here.

**the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears**

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I'll say this, we're all gonna smell like dinner.

What the hell. I'm in. ;))

Matter of fact, I put it on my Xmas list of gifts I'll be passing out this holiday.

I have known for years that onions and garlic (especially)are...

nature's cure-alls. But I never heard that you could just place an onion in a room (not eating it), and it would draw all infection toward itself! GOSH I love this site.
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elviejo Thats 2 Of The 12 I Use In Mike Adams Antiviral Tincture


Homemade Anti Viral Tincture by Mike Adams (The Health Ranger)
Submitted by Thomas on Fri, 07/10/2009 - 01:07

* Health

Here’s the recipe of the “Big Twelve” antiviral herbs identified through the research:

• Echinacea • Olive Leaves • Garlic
• Astragalus • Licorice • Shiitake Mushrooms
• Cat’s Claw • Ginger • Onion
• St. John’s Wort • Lemon Balm • Green Tea

As you can see, this list is a combination of Amazon herbs, Chinese herbs, Japanese mushrooms and Western herbs.

It is critical that you take charge of your immune system right now and give yourself the advantage of being able to defend against the flu.

I asked myself the very same question. To find the answers, I searched through over 400 books written by some of the most respected doctors, physicians, naturopaths and authors in the natural health community. What I ended up with was an authoritative list of the most powerful nutrients for fighting viral infections.

Through this research, I was able to document the astounding antiviral capabilities of all varieties of medicinal herbs, including rainforest herbs, Chinese medicine herbs and Western herbs. These herbs have such strong antiviral effects that they have even been described as stronger than antiviral prescription drugs. When used synergistically, they provide a full-spectrum antiviral defense for the human body, meaning they help you
overcome all varieties of viral infections, including influenza H5N1.

The Top Twelve Herbs

From this research, I narrowed the list down to twelve of the most powerful antiviral herbs I could find.
These are the “Big Twelve” as I call them. They’re the most well-documented, the most clinically proven, the most aggressive antiviral herbs known to the natural health community. Then I said to myself, “People need a tincture made with these twelve herbs.” So I searched the internet trying to find if there was such a product, thinking I’d be recommending it to people. I couldn’t find one. Nothing like this existed. There was
no product that combined the top twelve herbs in a powerful antiviral tincture that could help people.

I asked, “Who wants to manufacture this? Because if you are willing to manufacture this herbal tincture, I would love to mention it to people and help get this into peoples’ hands.” The answer came back from a company I’ve been recommending for quite some time, and that’s Jenny Lee Naturals (Now Defunct) They said, yes, they’d be willing to manufacture this product and attempt to meet whatever demand exists
for it, and they decided to call it Jenny Lee A-V tincture, which stands for ‘Anti-Viral.’
As a result, this product is now available. It’s in a 2-oz. tincture. It is a very potent tincture

What This Product Can Do

Now remember, the company making the product, Jenny Lee, can’t really tell you anything about it. This is true for all nutritional supplement manufacturers, thanks to the suppression of accurate product descriptions by the FDA (which doesn’t want you to know how to treat disease with herbs, for one thing). So don’t expect Jenny Lee to tell you what this product does. But I’ll do it instead.
This product will greatly boost your immune system function. It will offer you the strongest protection that I know of against viral infections. It can be used to treat existing viral infections that you may have, including HIV, cold sores, influenza or other viral diseases. But most importantly, this is a product that can literally save your life if we see this global pandemic become a reality.

(This product is now available if you don't want to make it by company called Fitura in the Netherlands it's expensive and ironically shipped by a distributor in Berkley, CA. http://www.fitura.com/#suplfacts

If you don’t want to buy the tincture, you can make it yourself by buying the bulk herbs (equal amount by weight) and grinding them very finely and soaking them in pure grain alchohol (Everclear) for several weeks (the longer, the better), then straining out the liquid through a very fine cotton cloth. Upon further investigation I was talking to to Elle at the 4th of July Tea Party. She is in our local Meetup group and has worked at the Herb Room since she was 17 and now runs it. She said you can let it brew indefinitely and just strain off whatever amount as needed and it will keep getting stronger until all properties are pulled from the herbs then it's just stabilized in the alcohol.edit Thomas)

It's most effective when taken regularly, as a form of prevention. This way the body can steadily build a healthier immune system, something that cannot be fully accomplished overnight. Preventive usage is generally sufficient for adults at 20 drops (1ml), twice a day in between meals. At this rate one bottle will last 30 days. To kick-start boosting your immune system, take 40 drops (2ml), twice a day in between meals for the first two weeks.

Alternatively you can take it when you experience the first symptoms of a weakened immune system. But since these symptoms likely surface several days after your immune system has been weakened, you will need a higher dosage to catch up. Dosage for adults for reactive use should be 5 times daily, 20-30 drops, or 10 drops each hour. Note: if not taken preventively, taking it at the first symptoms is essential for its effectiveness.
Heres pics from the batch I made for $50.00 that would cost $600.00 from fitura.



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Thanks, billyjack

I bookmarked this. Wow, it is really interesting. Also, I just wanted to say I loved what you shared about Dr. Paul on his Peace Prize page, that was really touching, and thanks for sharing it with us. I kindda rushed Dr. Paul's quillow to get it done. I hope Carol Paul doesn't look to close at the workmanship. Yikes!

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and you are most sincerely welcome. I can't imagine, based on what I've seen, any inferior workmanship coming from your gifted hands...but in the rare case where a flaw might exist, please remember that minor imperfections Always add interest :)
Huge cyber hugs going your way.....

**the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears**

**the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears**