I recently read about putting a chopped onion in your room or slicing it and putting it on the bottom of your feet covered by socks. Apparently this rids you of flu etc. In one article the lady said she has done it for her son every fever/illness and he hasn’t needed antibiotics ever since! I’ve been sick about three times this winter and figure it’s a pretty harmless thing to try but I’m curious if anyone else out there has done this?


Posted anonymously, 30th July 2014


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  • Its apparently really awesome and also for ear infections too!



  • I might try this out. Don’t care if I smell.



  • Interesting! I have never heard of this!



  • Interesting Never tried this I have been sick alllllll winter might give placing onions around the house a go but think might be going to far to have them in my socks and bed



  • It is harmless, maybe just feel like a dunce if doesn’t work. But trial and error is how these remedies are found out! Garlic in meals cooked often is best for winter.



  • My family were always sick in the winter. You would finally be getting over a cold and bam the process starts over again and we would all be sick again. I read on facebook that onion it was unsafe to reuse a copped onion because the collect the toxins in the air and its a proven study. So last year I figured what could it hurt I copped 4 onions in half and placed them around the house. We all still get sick but its not nearly as often or as bad. I change them once a month but notice when we are having an off week they need to be changed weekly. We also now do this all year not just in the winter. Hope this helps xx



  • Not as far as I know, my friend did the feet thing and it just left her with smelly feet, not help at all.



  • It didn’t work for me.



  • have not tried it myself, but a friend swears by it, I imagine there will be a lot of washing of bed sheets and socks, but if it works I’m all for it :)



  • I’ve never tried this but have heard it does work.



  • I have heard it works. Thanks !



  • Yes yes and yes. I use cut onions everywhere. Fridge. Kids bedrooms in winter and my feet at night time. I haven’t had a cold or even a sniffle this wintery winter



  • Never tried this but some interesting answers here.



  • I am a bit skeptical but hey it wont hurt you, so maybe give it a go.
    You have mentioned you have been sick about three times this winter so I would suggest a course of Echinacea to help boost up your immune system.



  • I’ve heard this too but I’ve never tried it. I should really give it a go.


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