4 Benefits of Sleeping with Onions on Your Feet

Because each of the internal organs of the body is represented on the foot, by sleeping with slices of onion against your feet, you'll enjoy multiple benefits for your health, both internally and externally.
4 Benefits of Sleeping with Onions on Your Feet

Have you ever kept a cut onion nearby to prevent a cold? If not, then you’ve probably at least heard of it.

Everyone is surprised, and even laughs, upon first hearing about this trick. They are also surprised when they learn it actually works.

The remedy owes its success to the purifying effect the onion has on the air, making it more breathable. So, when you have a persistent cough, this vegetable works almost miraculously.

The only downside is the smell that fills the room. In order to neutralize the odor, there are an endless array of natural and chemical air fresheners you can use.

Onions possess extraordinary properties, which explains their highly regarded position in traditional medicine. Every culture has recipes featuring them as the main ingredient.

Today we’d like to take the opportunity to explain the benefits of sleeping with onions on your feet.

Why the feet?

The feet are largely forgotten in terms of health. In general, we only pay attention to them when they hurt or tingle from circulatory problems.

This leads us to forget that there is an enormous amount of nerve endings in the soles of the feet that are connected with vital organs.

These connection points are called meridians. They correspond with acupuncture points. They contain huge electric potential, that when stimulated, gives us access to the rest of the body.


Therefore, by placing slices of onions on the soles of the feet, we’ll be transferring all the beneficial properties (cleansing, antiseptic…) directly to our interiors to keep in shape.

Benefits of sleeping with onions on your feet

Let’s take a look at some of the many advantages of this remedy:

1. Say goodbye to infection

Onions are a natural antibiotic. By placing them on the soles of the feet, you’ll carry this benefit to any area in the body affected by infection.

However, this doesn’t mean that it is a substitute for the antibiotics that you receive from your doctor. It will, however, help your treatment to be more effective and faster acting.

2. Improve the elimination of toxins

Toxins are residues in the blood that damage our health when they accumulate. The phosphoric acid in onions works as a magnet for toxic substances, helping your body to eliminate them more easily.

By doing this treatment regularly, you’ll improve your health in the long term.

3. Hydrate your body

Did you know that onions are composed of 90% water? If we look at acupuncture points, the electric energy of the meridians distributes all of the water that the body needs to reach optimum levels.


For this reason, we highly recommend sleeping with an onion on your feet for those who have a hard time drinking enough water during the day, either out of habit or because of work.

4. Strengthen your immune system

Onions are a rich source of the vitamins E and C, which are essential for maintaining our bodies’ defenses. In addition, these vitamins are excellent antioxidants, which means that they slow the cellular aging process.

So you’re getting an anti-aging treatment without the operating room or chemicals.

How to sleep with an onion on your feet


  • While there are many different varieties of onions, the best onions for this trick are white and red onions. Choose whichever is easier for you to find.
  • Cut into slices and place in the arches of each foot, as this is where the meridians we want to stimulate are located.
  • Cover with a pair of socks to keep them in place and go to sleep!

As we mentioned earlier, the worst part of the treatment is the smell that remains on the skin. To eliminate it, we recommend rubbing something made of stainless steel over the feet.

Although it may seem unbelievable, it’s a foolproof method to remove this unpleasant smell.

If you notice the smell in the bedroom, make an infusion of citrus and cloves. Place on a nightstand or in a drawer, and little by little, the smell will disappear.

There are also sprays available to eliminate unpleasant odors. Either will work, but the first is more sustainable.

This trick is a guarantee for sure success. You can use it once a week as a way to restore your energy after a long week at work. However, we recommend doing it every night.

There are no side effects. Only benefits.