I read somewhere on fb about how onions soak up bacteria and disease, and how in the olden days (probably of yore) people would set a bowl of fresh cut onion by the bedside when someone was sick. By morning it would be black and full of the illness, and the person would feel better.
Two things come to mind: EW GROSS I'm never saving half an onion again, and hey I should try that for my allergies. Because I'm at the point that I'll try anything. No, seriously, anything.
The other night I put part of a fresh cut onion in a bowl on the floor next to the bed. I tried putting it on the nightstand but my asshole cat kept trying to knock it off. She's fun like that. She's also fun when she wakes you up at 3 am by licking the bowl the onion is in. Cat owners know what I'm talking about here. Cat tongues are very LOUD on certain surfaces. It's like nails on a chalkboard when you're trying to sleep.
So I yelled "BACK AWAY FROM MY ONION BEFORE I CUT YOU" and rolled back over to fall back asleep*.
When I woke up in the morning I immediately looked at the onion. It wasn't black, but I didn't expect it would be seeing as I didn't have a plague. It was dried up and discolored though. More importantly, my eyes didn't have allergy crust and my sinus cavities were more clear than usual. (I know, TMI, deal with it.)
After just one night, I had no idea if the onion actually soaked up anything, or if it was all just coincidence. So of course, I tried it a few more times. Each night with the same great result. And since I'm using just a piece of an onion, I don't even smell the onion. And trust me, I have sensitive sinuses.
I will gladly buy onions in bulk if it helps draw out the allergens.
What weird home remedies have you tried?
*I would never actually cut my cat. Partly because I don't sleep with a knife. Unless you're a murderer, in which case I totally sleep with a knife.
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