It reads: “If you come down with a cold or the flu, Slice a red or white onion into rounds, place them on the bottoms of your feet, and put on a pair of socks. Leave the socks on overnight as you sleep. In the morning, you’ll wake up cured of your illness.”
Is this true?
‘Claim is false’ – experts
Dr Rotimi Adesanya, a family physician, told Africa Check that the claim was false.
“Medical doctors base all their treatment, procedures on scientific basis. From a medical point of view, such a claim has not been scientifically proven.”
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