posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 09:58 AM
I'm going to have to agree with just about every poster on this thread. This is e-bunk at its finest! In fact, I have heard nothing but about the
beneficence of onions. They are used as part of a base for just about any style sauce you can think of. Onions both raw and cooked have never harmed
anyone to the degree that the OP claims. I have kept onions in the crisper for a couple of days, numerous times, and still enjoyed them without
becoming ill in any manner. When onions are no longer fresh, it should be a non-issue...dump them.
The story in the OP just doesn't make sense. To begin with, it's all hearsay. If someone is going to state that leaving halved onions about is a
miracle cure, I want to know the origin of this natural cure. I mean, did farmers just start experimenting with cut up produce all over the house
hoping "This is gonna be the one!" So, the doctors investigating this found only the onions in common with each case and ruled everything else out?
Give me a break!
Also, the bit about leaving an onion in a jar by your bed as a remedy does not make sense at all.
There is an odd double-whammy about this story too. So, onions sponge up all the pathogens, but somehow quarantine and incubate them so they don't get
anybody sick again? The onion itself isn't a contagion unless you eat it? It sucks up all the airborne germs into a concentrated death ball, but if we
eat it we're going to get sick? Even though we were breathing those same germs minutes ago? We leave these germ-colonies all over the house and
somehow they're safe. Now, that IS impressive!
I'm sorry, Sled, this just makes no sense. Next time, please cite the source and back it up with cross-referenced sources. I'm starting to think this
is just a concocted tale on the part of the onion farmers who want you to buy more onions; both for the cooking and for their medicinal wonders.
Long live yummy onions and the people who enjoy them.
edit on 21-11-2012 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)
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