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Fearing the Flu or worse yet…the Swine Flu?

I’m not big on getting the flu shot and now the H1N1 is being called a National Emergency. Yet there are so many crazy things going around the internet…but with the threat of the Flu in any form this might be worth a try. This was emailed to me by my father so the authenticity well…it’s the internet.

In 1919, when flu killed 40 million people, there was a doctor who visited the local farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the area farmers and their families had contracted the flu and many died. When the doctor came upon one farm, he was very surprised to find everyone there was very healthy. The doctor asked the farmer if there was anything special he was doing that was different or unusual. The wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in each of the rooms of the home. The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions they had used to place it under his microscope. She gave him one.
When he cut up one of those used onions and placed the slice under his microscope, he found the flu virus in the onion. It had apparently absorbed the bacteria, thereby keeping the family healthy.

This hairdresser in AZ 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.

The point of the story is: buy some onions and without removing the dried outside layer, place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk in an office, place one or two unpeeled onions in your office where no one will care, under your desk, or even on top of your desk 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 milder case.

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 farmer story, but, I do know that when I contracted pneumonia, I was very ill. I came across an article that said to cut both ends off a large onion; force a fork into one end; and then place the fork into an empty jar with the onion resting on the opening of the jar; and, place the jar next to the sick patient overnight. It said the onion would be black in the morning from absorbing the germs and bad bacteria. 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.

Thanks for this article. It brought back memories of when my oldest son used to get colds all the time when he was little. This lady told me to cut an onion and rub it on his chest.
The onion turned very black and my son soon felt better.
Also, there was a young woman where I grew up who used to cut garlic and onion, put it in a sock, and pin it to her little girl’s undershirt. At the time I thought it was a terrible thing to do to a child, having her walk around smelling like onions and garlic. I figured she would grow up and be single for the rest of her life because of any nicknames others might have given her or trauma from having to wear such a thing around all the time.

But, I guess she just wanted to keep her little girl healthy.

You just never know…that’s why I passed it along anyway…you can bet the Bunkhouse may have a scent of onions but I might be healthier in the long run…how about you?