Just have to write a quick update. Last night both of my kids went to bed quite sick, my son in particular was miserably stuffed up. I put some White Flower Balm (has a menthol type of smell that is a natural Chinese medicine that I got from my Naturopath) on my sons chest and put on the humidifier. I left the bowl of onions by both of their beds but I was sure my son would be staying home from school the next day (today). I was amazed when I woke up to find him barely sniffling and feeling great. He went to school and seemed to feel just fine the entire day.