Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Science finally catches up to the herbalist

It seems that research is confirming what herbalist and alternative health practioners have been saying all along. Guess what? there are herbs that fight the flu! never mind the fact that herbalist and other holistic health practioners have had to endure much ridicule in the past from Doctors and others. Now Medscape has come out and said it.Herbs and nutritional supplements do help fight the flu and other viruses as well. Not only that but herbs and other alternative health methods do work. Well I could have told them that!
Medscape article

Onions for the swineflu?

I am going to see if this works .This was sent to me by a friend in a mail.

original message:
This sure beats killing yourself with their dumb shots for their Swine and Bird Flus!!!

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 family had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone
was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing
that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion
in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then).
T he doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the
onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and
when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously
absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, 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. T he next year she placed several bowls
with onions around in her shop. T o her surprise, none of her staff got
sick. It must work.. (And no, she is not in the onion business.)

The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls
around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your
office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. T ry 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 mild case..

Whatever, 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 farmers story...
but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia and needless to say I was very
ill...I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put one
end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar...placing the
jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the
morning from the germs...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.

If any one knows anything about this and has personal knowledge please let me know.