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Welcome to my latest series: Tried It Tuesdays. Here, I will share the latest tips, tricks, home remedies and other things I’ve tried.
Have you heard the old wives’ tale to sleep by an onion when you’re sick? I decided to test it out. There are many different theories behind this. One is that the onion will “soak up the germs”. I didn’t think it could work that way but who am I to argue with an old wives’ tale?
Suffering from a horrible head cold, I desperately slice open a peeled onion and put right next to my bed while I slept. Yes, the entire room quickly began to smell like an onion!
Surprisingly, I woke up slightly less congested than before. Now, I’m not a scientist or a doctor but my thoughts on this is that the onion fumes helped open up my sinuses.
Once I left the bedroom, I quickly became congested again.
I will not be trying this remedy in the future as there are other things I can do that work a lot better.
Have you ever tried this remedy? Did it work for you?