Turmeric Curcumin with Black Pepper: What is Turmeric?

Few spices have gained as much attention in recent years as Turmeric. Turmeric is a golden yellow spice that’s sometimes referred to as “Indian saffron” and it gives curry its yellow colour. We have turmeric farming in Kenya meaning you can find it locally at affordable prices.  It is usually presented in capsules as Turmeric curcumin and Black pepper supplements. 

In addition, Turmeric has been used as a  medicinal herb for thousands of years in India.  It plays a role in managing a variety of health conditions such as:

arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties

indigestion, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a chapter in the book Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects.

Turmeric may even protect your brain against common degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

What is the active ingredient in Turmeric?

Many of turmeric’s potential health benefits can be attributed to the active compound known as curcumin. Research indicates that curcumin reduces inflammation and improves systemic markers of oxidative stress (a sign of over exposure to free radicals such as those in cigarette smoke and industrial chemicals).

However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high. It’s around 3%, by weight.

Most of the studies on this herb are using turmeric extracts that contain mostly curcumin itself, with dosages usually exceeding 1 gram per day. It would be very difficult to reach these levels just using the turmeric spice in your foods because unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream.

What is Black pepper (Piperine)

Black pepper is a potent spice in its own right. This popular, pungent ingredient is made of ground (or whole) peppercorns, which are the small, dried, unripe fruits of the black pepper plant. The active ingredient in black pepper is called bioperine/piperine.

Like turmeric, black pepper contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it potentially helpful for managing inflammatory conditions associated with chronic diseases like:

  • asthma
  • arthritis
  • chronic gastritis
  • reducing free-radical damage as in  Alzheimer’s.

Turmeric Curcumin with Black pepper capsules

With all these benefits from the individual spices, a combination of both becomes the ultimate anti-inflammatory. It helps to consume black pepper with Turmeric, to enhance the absorption of curcumin.

Black pepper(bioperine) increases the absorption of curcumin by up to 2000%. Isn’t that amazing! The best Turmeric curcumin supplements therefore, contain black pepper/piperine.


Turmeric and curcumin supplements with piperine are generally safe.

However, some populations will have to be especially careful. For example, curcumin in particular may interfere with medications like antidepressants, antibiotics, antihistamines, anticoagulants, cardiac medications, and chemotherapy

And as with any supplement, we advise that you check with your doctor first if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

So, where can you buy turmeric in Kenya at the best price? Check out our Organic Turmeric Curcumin with Organic Black Pepper in our Shop and start reaping the benefits! Quality product, manufactured in the United Kingdom with European standards.

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Turmeric Curcumin with Black pepper
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