Four Benefits of Sleeping with Onions on Your Feet

· October 30, 2016
Onions are a key ingredient in traditional medicine. Try taking advantage of their benefits by sleeping with onions on your feet.

Did you know that sleeping with onions on your feet may help prevent colds?

Everyone is surprised, and even laughs, upon first hearing about this ancient remedy. According to many, 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 can help.

While there is no scientific evidence backing this claim, there are some other interesting tricks many swear by when it comes to onions. One of them is sleeping with onions. Onions possess extraordinary properties, which explains their highly regarded position in traditional medicine.

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

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.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, these connection points are called meridians. They correspond with acupuncture points. They contain huge electric potential that, when stimulated, provides access to the rest of the body.

onions on your feet

Therefore, by sleeping with onions on the soles of your feet, they claim you can transfer all of the beneficial properties of onions to the rest of the body.

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The Benefits of Sleeping with Onions on Your Feet

Let’s take a look at some of the many advantages of sleeping with onions on your feet:

1. Help prevent infections

onions on your feet

Onions are a natural antibiotic. By placing them on the soles of your feet, you’ll help to boost your immune system.

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 health when they accumulate. The phosphoric acid in onions works as a magnet for toxic substances.

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By sleeping with onions regularly, you’ll improve your health in the long term.

3. Provide antioxidants

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

How to sleep with an onion on your feet

onions 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 it into slices and place it on the arches of each foot, as this is where the best meridians 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 your 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.

You can try sleeping with onions once a week as a way to restore your energy after a long week at work. There are no side effects, only benefits!