posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 07:25 PM
I don't know anything about this, aside from what is in the Opening Post and what was posted by a few members. It is an intriguing idea, but it seems
to be more of an 'urban legend'... or would it be a 'rural legend'?
Even though the linked information and member replies seem to point to this not working as it is claimed, some seem to believe in it deeply and there
may be something to it that hasn't been considered.
I don't think the onions would absorb the virus/germs from the air to prevent infection, but there may be something happening that causes people to
We all know that cutting an onion while in a poorly ventilated area will cause eye irritation & tears. Simply turn on a fan while you cut the onions
and you can avoid this hassle.
I believe it is a gas/odor released from within the onion when it's cut that causes the eye irritation. If you've ever gotten the 'onion eye',
then you know it isn't pleasant and the experience can be very uncomfortable.
To cause such irritation, the odor/gas released from the onion must be pretty strong. Could it be possible that the onion does not attract or absorb
the germs or viruses, instead, could the onion vapors effect the airborn virus and germs?
Maybe the gas/odor from the onion interacts with illness in the air and renders it ineffective when it comes up against our immune system. It may not
completely kill the virus or germs, but maybe it damages it enough that it is no longer a threat to our immune system.
I'm no Dr., chemist, or anything else that would give me credibility in relation to this, it's just speculation on my part.