Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Onions for collecting the Flu virus.......Interesting one

This sounds interesting enough to share........
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 placed 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 virus, therefore, keeping the family healthy. Now, I heard this NEXT 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.
I think I'm going to try it. What about you? We have nothing to lose if it doesn't work but a few ringgit on onions. Right? :o)

4 comments:

PeaceTaMy said...

Wow!!! This means that eating onions should really be very beneficial to our health as well?? It's amazing!! Guess I've to start liking onions for my own good! Great info provided! Thanks! Cheers! ;)

Bubbles...ooo said...

Ermmm...eating onions is good but prevent the flu virus? Not so sure but am sure it makes u fart more. heeheee......Welcome and cheers to u too. :o)

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how long you could leave the onion out? Would the onion be safe to eat after say 1 month?

Bubbles...ooo said...

Good question asked here. I leave my onions in a basket not to 'catch' the flu virus and after 1 month, I find shoots growing out. I don't eat those but I plant them in the garden. Those in the sitting room, they've shrunk so tell me, are they still edible? (are there flu virus inside?) Own judgement is what I would say here.