Home // Onions and Flu – Who Knew?!
About 20 years ago when I first stepped into the Natural Healing Center, one of the first things that caught my attention were all the onions placed everywhere – desks, bookshelves, curtain rods, and window sills, etc. I thought it was very bizarre until I was handed the following story written by “Weldon – last name unknown”.
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 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!!!!
If nothing else, I still enjoy the reaction of first time clients when they first notice the onions in the office question marks forming on their brows…