You may have heard that people are slicing onions to put on their feet before bed, and out of curiosity, you wondered what would happen.
In this article, we will look at the reasons you should put onions against your feet and in your socks before you go to bed, and why you might want to try this interesting health remedy.
Our skin is our body’s largest organ and it can absorb chemicals, ions, minerals, drugs, cosmetics and other things that we put on it
Studies show that it is possible that you can absorb some of the nutrients from onions when you put them on your feet as you sleep.
Researchers studying the skin of newborns found that coconut oil and safflower oil rubbed onto a baby’s skin resulted in a rise in the triglycerides and fatty acids in the bloodstream of the baby. The oil that was rubbed on to the skin actually showed up in the bloodstream as though the babies had eaten it.
Onions (and garlic) are air purifiers and when in contact with the skin they kill germs and bacteria. Also, the juice that onions produce when you cut them open, when in contact with the skin, will enter the bloodstream and help purify the blood. Onions possess extraordinary properties, which can explain their highly regarded position in traditional medicine.
But why the feet? There is a vast amount of nerve endings in the soles of the feet, which serve as pathways to vital organs. According to traditional medicine, these connection points are called meridians.
They act as a powerful electrical circuit that, when stimulated, provides access to the rest of the body. Because of this, it is believed that, by sleeping with onions on the soles of your feet, you can transfer all the beneficial properties of the onions to the rest of the body.
By placing onions on your feet, you can:
Help prevent infections: onions will help boost your immune system. They can help your treatment be more effective. They have strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral benefits.
Improve the elimination of toxins: the phosphoric acid in onions (what they release when you cut them) works as a magnet for toxic substances. This can help purify your blood.
Provide antioxidants: onions can help maintain the bodies’ defences. They are rich in vitamins E and C, which are antioxidants.
HOW TO PUT ONIONS ON YOUR FEET BEFORE BED
Slice any type of onion (white, yellow or red) to about a half-inch thickness. Place a slice of onion against the bottom of your foot covering the bottoms of the toes and slide your sock on over your foot and the onion until it covers the first onion slice. Add a second or third slice of onion to cover the arch and heel of your foot before pulling your sock on all the way.