Onions?? wow...who woulda evah thunk it UpdateSubmitted by billyjack1958 on Mon, 10/26/2009 - 15:34
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 :)