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Post by Linda on February 23rd 2011, 5:15 pm



In 1919 when the 'flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor who visited many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.

The doctor came upon 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. She gave him one, which he placed under the microscope.

He found the 'flu virus in the onion. It had obviously absorbed the
bacteria, thereby 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
and, 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. What
have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions..!!!

Now there is a P.S. to this...

I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to
me on health issues and 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 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 and antiseptic properties.

This is the other note.


I have used an onion which has been left in the fridge, and sometimes
I don't use a whole one at one time, so save the other half for later.
Now with this info, I have changed my mind....will buy smaller onionsin the future.

When food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came
from (in the potato salad?).
It's probably the onions, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.
Onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. ou
hould never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.
It's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your
refrigerator. It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open
and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you.
If you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably
be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your
sandwich, you're asking for trouble.
Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad will attract
and grow bacteria faster.

So, how's that for news? Take it for what you will. I am going to be
very careful about my onions from now on.
Please remember it is dangerous to cut onion and use or cook the next day.

It becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic
bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.


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Post by d-knots on March 4th 2011, 6:01 pm

very interesting Linda.

LOVE the info

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Post by d-knots on November 21st 2011, 6:46 pm


I did this last winter for my cat whose eye was a mess....
It wasn't perfect but it seemed to help
I was looking how the onion changed - it didn't turn black

I bought tiny onions....

My mamma cat has a funky eye like her daughter
I think I'm going to try it again for her
and for me since it's the season for congestion
and fevers....


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