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Magic Vegetable-The Powerful Onion

In postaweek2011, Usefull Information on March 10, 2011 at 10:09 am
>>> ONIONS – I received this article and it fit in with stories that I have heard in my past about the “ONION”, so I am passing it on as I received it. I hope that you can get some benefit from this article! 

In 1919, when flu killed 40 million people, there was a doctor who visited the
local farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.

Many of the area farmers and their families had contracted the flu and many died.

When the doctor came upon one farm, he was very surprised to find everyone there  was very healthy.  The doctor asked the farmer if there was anything special he was doing that was different or unusual.  The wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in each of the rooms of the home, (probably only two or three rooms back then).

The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions
they had used to place it under his microscope.  She gave him one.
When he cut up one of those used onions and placed the slice under his
microscope, he found the flu virus in the onion.  It had apparently
absorbed the bacteria, thereby keeping the family healthy.

I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ.  She said that several
years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so
were many of her customers.  The next year she placed several bowls
with onions around in her shop.  To her surprise, none of her staff got
sick.  It must work..  (And no, she is not in the onion business.)

The point of the story is: buy some onions and without removing the
dried outside layer, place them in bowls around your home.
If you work at a desk in an office, place one or two unpeeled onions in
your office where no one will care, under your desk, or even on top of
your desk somewhere.  Try it and see what happens.
We did it last year and we never got the flu.

If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better.
If you do get the flu, it just might be a milder case.

What have you to lose?  Just a few bucks on onions!
Now there is a P.S. to this, for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who
regularly contributes material to me on health issues.  She replied with this most
interesting experience about onions:

Weldon,
Thanks for the reminder.  I don’t know about the farmer story,
but, I do know that when I contracted pneumonia, I was very
ill.  I came across an article that said to cut both ends off a large onion;
force a fork into one end; and then place the fork into an empty jar with
the onion resting on the opening of the jar; and, place the jar next to the
sick patient overnight. It said the onion would be black in the
morning from absorbing the germs and bad bacteria.  Sure enough.
It happened just like that…the onion was a mess and I began to feel
better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed
around the room saved many from the black plague years ago.
They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

The magic of a Cucumber

In postaweek2011, Uncategorized, Usefull Information on March 7, 2011 at 11:00 am



1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every

day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3,

Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron,

Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc..


2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the

caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source

of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick

pick-me-up that can last for hours.


3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a

shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will

eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.


4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place

a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests

all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the

aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden

pests crazy and make them flee the area.


5 Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite

before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of

cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the

phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to

tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of

cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!


6.. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a

few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and

headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and

electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping

everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!


7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening

snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used

by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart

off starvation.


8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you

realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a

freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a

quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels

water.



9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a

cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the

squeak is gone!


10 Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial

or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a

boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber

will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam,

creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce

stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.


11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t

have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof

of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad

breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth

responsible for causing bad breath.


12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets,

sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the

surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish

and bring back the shine, but is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm

you fingers or fingernails while you clean.



13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of

the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works

great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the

walls!!


Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for

better and safer ways to solve life’s everyday problems..