Important information - onions - dangerouos


Commander's of Penmai
Penman of Penmai
Dec 5, 2011
ONIONS! I had never heard this!!!


In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that
visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu...
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was veryhealthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was differentthe wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in therooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn'tbelieve it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it underthe microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the fluvirus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several
years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so weremany of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onionsaround in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It mustwork. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

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:

Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do
know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I cameacross an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an
empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the
onion wo uld be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happenedjust 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.

This is the other note.Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame.Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is thereason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and isthe very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a timeafter it has been cut open.

I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of
mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to sharewhat I learned from a chemist.

Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someoneasked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are alwaysworried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed saidthat all commercially-made mayo is completely safe.

"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but
it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at
a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked
about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting onthe table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials
look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came
from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as
it's not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the
ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.

He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked
onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says
it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your

It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit,
that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you
put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both

the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.

Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook
the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and
creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.


Guru's of Penmai
Registered User
Apr 4, 2012
it is 100% true anitha.....we follow this in our home....we never use already cut onions as they are germ absorbants.....we learnt this from our grandmother....

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