I was reading in my Mary Jane Magazine..not going to subscribe..I just wasn't that impressed to pay the big bucks for it..but did find this to be interesting..
When the 1918 flu pandemic killed 50-100 million people between 1918-1920, there was said to be a doctor who visited many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Thee doctor came upon one household where everyone was very healthy... When the doctor asked what the family was doing that was different, the wife replied that she had placed a dish of unpeeled onions in each room of the home..The Doctor asked if he could have one of the onions to observe under a microscope. When he did, he found traces of the virus in the onion. if had absorbed the infection, keeping the family healthy.
Some else wrote that they heard this story from their hairdresser in Arizona. She said that after hearing it, she placed onions around her shop during flu season. To her surprise, none of the staff got sick that year. Another friend reported, "I developed pneumonia after a bad cold and, needless to say, I was very ill...I came across an article that said to cut both ends off of an onion and place it in an empty jar next to the sick patient at night..It said the onion would turn darker in color by morning from the germs. Sure enough, it happened just like that..and I began to feel better.
Mary Jane reports that during childhood bouts with colds and flu, her grandma would have her eat a slice of onion sprinkled with salt to chase away the germs..
Moral of the story? buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you are at work at a desk, place one or two in your office.. What have you got to lose..:)
Well I am off to take Tucker to the Vets this morning..his right ear is beet red and irritated..then stopping off at Joanns then to a meeting for our church social..we need to hatch up some ideas for it as it is next saturday the 20th..." A round the world" sort of thing..I am making my famous Pepperoni Per Padelle (red pepper dinner with bowtie pasta) and my friend is going to help me out as he served a mission for our church in Italy and he will sing a song or at least speak in Italian..should be a fun night to try different foods and learn different cultures..:)
Have a wonderful thursday everyone.:)