Onions are a vegetable that not everyone likes. They have the type of flavor that will either appeal to a person or disgust them. However, onions can be used as more than just food. This might sound completely impossible, but it has actually been shown that onions can heal people who are suffering from flu, fever, and cold symptoms. They can help people get better through the feet, in fact. You can simply put onions in your socks and sleep with them by your feet. People have actually tried this and claimed that it works.
The way that this works is actually pretty fascinating. It has to do with reflexology. Reflexologists say that the bottom of the human foot has about 7,000 nerve endings. These nerve endings actually connect to all sorts of organs within the body. The onion theory may in fact be correct, according to Dr. Lauren Feder.
She is a homeopathic doctor in Los Angeles, and she wrote the book entitled Natural Pregnancy. She says as follows, “For colds, an onion pouch in a room can help with congestion. In addition to treating colds, onion socks can be used for earaches, teething, and bladder infections.”
If you would like to test this out for yourself, all you need to do is cut up white or red onions, and attach the pieces to your feet in the right places. Then, put on a clean pair of socks and put your feet up on pillows before you sleep.