The idea that onions may ward off disease through their potent therapeutic properties extends back thousands of years.
Ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine revered onions for their congestion-relieving properties. The Ancient Greeks rubbed onions on sore muscles and the Native Americans used them to ward off the common cold and flu.
In fact, the World Health Organization has even recognized the onion for its ability to help relieve flu symptoms including coughs, congestion, respiratory infections and bronchitis.
Moreover, there are traditions that advise placing sliced onions beside the bed at night or in the home to prevent the spread of flu.
CUT AN ONION INTO 4 PIECES AND PLACE IT IN YOUR HOME. THE REASON? BRILLIANT!
The theory is that the raw onion would absorb germs in the air, preventing them from entering the body.
The onions need to be peeled if left around the home as a preventive measure against flu and viruses.
Many people do this during flu season and find that no one gets sick, whereas in previous years with no onions, they had several members of the family fall ill. If placed around the home for prevention, the onions should be replaced every 3 months.
Additional Onion Remedy:
Take one onion and cut one piece of it. Put this piece of onion directly on the sole of the feet. Use a sock to cover the area before you go to bed and remove the onions in the morning. If you still have flu symptoms, repeat the treatment every night until the symptoms disappear.