Onions to fight flu? Deputy minister scoffs but says it won’t hurt

Onions to fight flu? Deputy minister scoffs but says it won’t hurt

Free Malaysia Today - Nation·2020-01-18 20:32

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The US National Onion Association says it’s an old wives’ tale dating back to the 1500s before germs were discovered. (freepik pic)

GOPENG: There is no scientific evidence to support the claim that onions can be used to prevent the spread of influenza, said the deputy health minister, Dr Lee Boon Chye, in response to claims circulating on social media.

It has been claimed that placing slices of onions around one’s home could absorb the virus and prevent it from infecting humans.

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