The onion in the sock remedy originated during the time of the plague when people thought that the disease was carried by “noxious air.”
I slept with an onion in my sock, here is what happened
Feeling under the weather with cold symptoms led me down the old tale of the onion in the sock. This is one of those old wives’ tales that seem too good to be true (and crazy). They don’t make any logical sense, but somehow they still work. This article is going to talk about the "miraculous" benefits of sleeping with an onion in the sock.
I first saw it on Pinterest, and even though it emits an unpleasant, foot odour, people swear by it. So let's look at this tale and how beneficial it can be to you.
Are you aware of the fact that the bottom of your feet has direct access points to all the internal organs in your body? According to Chinese medicine terminology, these access points are known as meridians, and they form the pathways to each organ in the body.
Meridian health circuit
There has been an age-old controversy regarding the existence of meridians, but those who are well-versed in Chinese medicine know that the meridian system is very closely related to our body’s nervous system.
Experts say that there are about 7,000 meridians at the bottom of our feet that directly link to different organs.
These meridians act as powerful electric circuits within the body but are often dormant as we mostly cover our feet with footwear. Stimulating these meridians is very important for our body to function healthily.
In fact, walking barefoot helps to stimulate the bottom of our feet and to ground ourselves with the earth’s negative ion field.
Another, less talked way to stimulate these meridians is to put an onion slice inside your socks (at the bottom of your feet) and wear them to bed. It can give off a stinky, pungent smell but it really works wonders for your health.
Here’s how you can do it
Take an organic onion and cut it into thin flat slices. You have to make sure it is organic so you avoid any side effects of pesticides.
Place the onion slice between your socks and your foot, and go to sleep.
While you sleep, the healing properties of the onions will be absorbed by the feet, and this will help stimulate the meridians.
Onions are considered a part of folk medicine due to their application for treating various illnesses and are known for their magical healing power.
They are also known as natural air purifiers, and when applied directly to the skin, they tend to remove the bacteria and kill the germs. The phosphoric acid (the substance that irritates our eyes while chopping onions) present in onions helps in purifying the blood as it enters the blood vessels.
You have nothing to lose by giving this onion and sock therapy a try. It doesn't carry any health risks and rather comes with a number of benefits.
- Blood purification
- Removal of germs and bacteria
- Elimination of toxins and chemicals from the feet and making them smell better
- Alleviating symptoms of fever like cold and flu
Don't reuse the same onion slice.
The onion and sock therapy is one of those hacks that keep making a comeback on the internet from time to time. This hack may take a while for most of us to digest.
Meanwhile, consuming onions as part of a balanced diet has several health advantages. Consider including them in a diet that includes plenty of fruits, veggies, and whole grains.
It is perfectly normal to be sceptical about this. However, the worst that could happen is that it will not work and make your feet smelly (which a quick shower will solve). However, the best that could happen is that you would be waking up healthier each day.
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