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This is food for thought, I am sharing what was shared with me. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t, but it wouldn’t hurt to try.
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 his 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.
Also recently a hairdresser 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; so it must work. I guess you will have to try it for yourself.
Another lady from Oregon, who regularly contributes material on health issues. said this about her experience with onions:
“Thanks for the reminder. I don’t know about the farmer’s 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 and put it into an empty jar, and place it 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”.
Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don’t know what to blame. Maybe it’s the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria which is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn’t eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open. Onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. they say it’s not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.
I am not sure if I believe this as I have never tried it and often eat onions that I have put in a freezer bag and put in the refrigerator. However, do I think that they could absorb bacteria, perhaps, I will definitely have to try it.