This ancient remedy from the 16th century does seem strange, but by placing a pungent vegetable in your sock at night, you can help alleviate colds, reduce fevers, and rid the body of toxins. Don’t believe us? Well, it’s time to learn why – then test it out for yourself!
DO YOU WANT ONIONS WITH THAT SOCK?
Besides tasting great on burgers and in salads, onions have amazing healing properties. They are rich in sulfur compounds, which are known to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial benefits. There’s no reason to spend money on medicines when you have an onion in your vegetable drawer!
Put a sliced onion in your sock before you go to bed at night. By morning, your cold or flu symptoms will probably be gone. Your dog may have also disappeared from the smell! An overnight poultice of onions works by killing off bad bacteria, germs, and viral pathogens lurking in your body.
[Health tips that I have tried myself.]
Raw ONION on bottom of the feet to take away illness.
”During the night, I started feeling good. I mean really good! I felt tingly, like my blood was being cleansed (it was). It was so cool!
My bedroom smells like a casserole, but it was totally worth it!
***Here is the deal:::
So last night Evan (11) was keeping everyone awake with his cough. I got up, went to the kitchen and sliced a purple, make me cry onion, at 3am. I got some snug socks and put it on the bottom of his feet. To boost my own immunity, I decided to try this too. During the rest of the night, I started feeling good. I mean really good! I felt tingly, like my blood was being cleansed. It was so cool!
This works in 2 ways.
1.) Onions are known to absorb toxins. In fact, during the days of the Plague in England, folks would keep chopped onions around to absorb toxins and clean the air. This helped protect them, against getting the plague.
NEVER SAVE AN ONION. It will absorb all the toxins in the air of your refrigerator. Eat that and you eat the toxins. Instead: Chop your left over onion, put it on a plate and keep it in your kitchen as a natural air purifier. I do this all the time! If someone is ill, place a chopped onion on the night stand, next to the bed. They’ll be better in the morning. I placed the remaining onion, next to Evan last night.
Onions are toxin absorbers. Thus why they are great internal mops for the body. Eat plenty of onions!
2.) The onion and garlic families are anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. Placing them on the bottom of the foot gives them access to your internal organs through meridians in your body. The onion can be directly delivered. Trans-dermal delivery (on the skin) is one of the best delivery mechanisms, as it will bypass the stomach acids and go directly into the blood. The bottom of the feet and the forearm are great places to put high powered foods and essential oils into the body. Sliced garlic on the bottom of the feet will work nicely too.”
LAUNDRY ATE YOUR SOCK?
If your washing machine ate your last sock, you can still reap the benefits of the onion-sock. Just wrap a bit of plastic wrap around your foot! It will help keep it secure while you are sleeping away the sniffles.
Swollen lymph nodes are a sign the body is fighting off an infection. Dr. Lauren Feder, author of Natural Baby And Childcare, recommends onion-socks for a variety of ailments, including swollen glands.
“In addition to treating colds, onion poultice socks can be used for earaches, teething, and bladder infections.”
WHY NOT JUST EAT AN ONION?
Your foot has over 7,000 nerve endings. Specific points on your foot are directly mapped or linked to other parts of your body, like your brain, sinuses, and heart. By having physical contact with your feet, the healing properties of the onion have easy and immediate access to multiple organs and systems in your body at one time.
Many folks have tried the onion-sock “cure” and can attest to its efficacy! Why don’t you try this natural remedy for yourself?
IT ALSO WORKS FOR CHILDREN
Onion-socks are not just for adults. Moms have been known to use it on babies and small children. For babies, use shallots – the smaller slices will be a better fit for their tiny feet!
IT DOESN’T HURT TO TRY
The next time you feel a cold or flu coming on, go to the store and buy an onion ASAP! There’s no harm in trying. It might work for you, and if so – great! The only downside is the lingering smell of onions…