Even More Health Benefits!

health-benefits-garlic-caraway-dill-peppers.jpgDill has been used since ancient Greek and Roman times as both a spice and a medicine. The "Journal of Food Science" in 2006 showed the essential oil of dill weed was effective against several bacteria strains. The University of Vienna found that dill extracts taken from seeds stored for 35 years also killed several fungal strains such as molds and yeasts. 
Indian researchers found that rats receiving dill leaf extract for 15 days had a decrease in the concentration of both glucose and insulin, suggesting a potential to regulate corticosteroid-induced diabetes. Dill weed has been used as a digestive aid in many cultures, due to its antispasmodic properties that relieve cramping and stomach pain. 
Caraway is used in mouthwashes and in skin rubs to improve local blood flow. Caraway is used as medicine for digestive problems including heartburn, bloating, gas, loss of appetite, and mild spasms of the stomach and intestines and constipation. Caraway oil is also used to break up phlegm to soothe a cold, to improve urination, and to kill bacteria in the body.

Garlic has been used to treat many ailments and for fighting stress and fatigue, and maintaining healthy liver function. Some scientists have suggested that it might have a role as a food additive to prevent food poisoning. Rejuvenative Foods uses only raw ingredients, and there is some evidence that fresh (but not aged) garlic can kill certain bacteria such as E. coli, antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella in the laboratory.
Habenero peppers (Spicy Live Pickles only) - Peppers contain capsaicin, which is an anti-inflamatory helping to relieve pain from diseases such as sensory nerve fiber disorders and psoriasis. Peppers are also packed with vitamins A, B-6, C, and K.