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reply to post by xstealth
It helped temporarily, If I wasn't miserable right now I'd be grateful to the onion. But now I'm having to cancel a date because I am sick as a dog
See but that's to keep the crap away so you don't get sick in the
house smelled like onions for hours, nearly all day.
Theres always the old Scottish remedy.. warm whiskey and honey..and some rosehip syrup.. whiskey. lots and lots of whiskey for a cold of flu lol
It just didnt work for me, pretty moderate cold was all it was.
reply to post by Phlegmi
This onion thing is a load of crap. I was coming down with the flu when I first read this thread so I put onions in water and placed it in every room. I got really sick, two days later my 5 year old got sick and a few days later my wife started to come down with the flu.
reply to post by brill
Well I've been feeling like crap for 2 weeks so figured what the hell. Well its been about 4 hours since I've boiled my concoction and I'm not really feeling any different. Might need more time I suppose
Got my onions and i have a bowl going all the time, and the kitchen has a pot simmering with onions all day long. I'm thinking about getting a crock pot , a small one and doing it this way in other rooms in the house
That said, here's my own experience: started coming down with a cold (postnasal drip that leads to a sore throat). So for the next 2 days I had a bowl next to me pretty much all day. I still became sick with a head cold, but it wasn't too bad. I never really got too congested below the throat, just a mild cough and stuffy nose. So I guess you could say that it helped to slow the bug from getting really bad, since typically when I catch a cold, I catch it bad. No half-stepping here. However, I should also note that the entire time I was smelling like an onion, I was also gargling saltwater and doubling up on vitamin C and Echinacea along with drinking plenty of green tea and orange juice and eating lots of raw vegetables. I consider that a potent treatment for just about anything this time of year. Thanks for the tip, randyvs.
reply to post by virraszto
My teenage daughter started getting sick last night with a sore throat, nasal drip and a headache. I read this thread the other day and came back to it. I sliced up an onion and poured boiling water over it. I had her put a towel over her head and breath in the steam. When it got warm, I put the pot on the floor in front of her heat vent. She said she felt better after the onion vapors. She stayed in her room most of the day breathing in the onion, and by evening she was feeling better. I also gave her tylenol to take throughout the day. She isn't 100 percent better, but she is feeling much better