Lemons Cure the Flu!

Lemons Cure the Flu!


“Lemons are the secret cure for the flu!” This was the fake news of 1919. The Spanish flu pandemic of 1919 that killed millions across the globe had no cure. Even so, people proposed solutions that caused a frenzy. Lemons were one of those cures suggested. People hoarded and sold at high prices, precious lemons for people to suck on. People did anything if they thought it would help in protecting from the flu. As the pandemic faded, entrepreneurs popularized the lemons into lemonade a much more enjoyable experience. Why we drink lemonade today is a direct result of the 1919 pandemic. What will come out of the 2020 experience?


See the pictures and read more at: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/foods-that-protect-against-viruses




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