Buy Stock in Onions

November 5, 2009

I get those forwarded emails all the time about different remedies, wives’ tales, etc, but this one caught my eye and if it’s true, well, it’s worth a shot. Here’s the deal, straight from the email:

A friend of mine told me a story about how when he was a kid he was in the hospital & near dying.  His Italian grandmother came to the hospital & told a family member to go buy her a large onion & a new pair of white cotton socks.  She sliced the onion open then put a slice on the bottom of each of his feet & put the white cotton socks on him.  In the morning when he awoke they removed the socks.  The slices of onion were black & his fever was gone.  The following story that someone sent to me might have some truth in it & we are going to try this winter.
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 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.


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.  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

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.. Whatever, what have you to lose?  Just a few bucks on  onions!!!!!!

Now there is a P. S.: 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: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, antiseptic properties.

Hmmmm! Look, anything’s possible. And there’s no harm in cutting up an onion! I forwarded this to one of my friends who happens to have pneumonia right now, and she said she’s going to try the onion on the fork tonight in her room. I’ll check in with her tomorrow and see how it worked, and I’ll report back. I may try it in my kids’ room since there’s ALWAYS germs floating around in there. Knowing my daughter’s luck, she’ll give her doll a bath in her play bathtub and unearth the Bubonic Plague.

Enough with the Animal Prints

Michelle-thumb-300x199-97587MObama (I love that nickname) has this whole leopard thing going on. She cannot get enough. She wore it on Halloween and tried to turn it into a costume with some ears. Her latest was a sequined leopard print cardigan. I don’t think I approve. She does get stuck in her ruts — if it’s not this it’s one of her big old belts.

Oh wait — here, she’s rockin’ both! Oy…

Oscars, Anyone?

Apparently Hugh Jackman turned them down to host the Oscars again this year, and now apparently Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. turned them down (they would have hosted as a pair). So who will  step up to the plate? Well, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will, of course. They’ve just been confirmed to host the March 7th ceremonies. Note to producers: give Neil Patrick Harris something, anything, to do. And you might want to tell Kim Basinger to stay home that night.


Why in the world is James Franco taking an acting job on General Hospital? Is his agent high?

Addison is somewhat better — no appendicitis, thank goodness. Just general sore throat/ear infection/cough, etc. Come to think of it, maybe I should just shove onions down that poor girl’s pants.

All of the Halloween candy at work is just about down to the dregs. It’s so funny to see what’s always left: lollipops, those caramels with the white center, and sweet tarts. Grody.

Will the Yankees do it? Austin will have to wear his Matsui jersey tomorrow. It’s the top of the 6th and he already has 6 RBIs…

See you tomorrow!


One Response to “Buy Stock in Onions”

  1. I’ll be interesed to hear how your friend goes with the onion cure. I know they are really good for fighting infection but had never heard of placing them in the room like that.

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