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How to Make Your Own Turmeric Capsules at Home

Turmeric spice to make your own pills

Have you heard about the turmeric takeover? The most studied spice of all time, turmeric has so many applications, it’s mindboggling.

But even for its beauty applications, it really pays to take it internally as well as externally.

Some might say, “Why not just buy your turmeric capsules in bottles at the store?” What many consumers don’t understand is that much of what is at the store or online is actually laced with dangerous chemicals and from a source that is not always clean. So, what you can make at home may be way better than what you buy over the counter, as long as you get your turmeric organic from a trusted supplier.

Here is something that could be enough to prove my point. Even in early America, spurious turmeric was sold by quacks as the real turmeric with healing powers. While this sort of fraud may not be a rampant practice now, the risk of not-the-best kind or contaminated or treated turmeric always stays. So, you must know about the varieties, the way it is processed and the final available product, if you need to make the most of this heal herb.

So, before we head to explore how you can make the right turmeric capsules at home, let’s find out more about how to best use turmeric.

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Turmeric’s many benefits help with many health issues

What Kind of Turmeric is Best for Health?

The Variety

Turmeric is a herb that is native to most parts of Asia and some Pacific islands as well. The most known varieties, however, are Puna, Madrasi, Guntur, and Majal. The product that you would normally get in supermarkets are usually mixed with certain other local varieties of the herb.

Why it is important to find out all this is because not all the varieties of turmeric possess high amount of curcumin. Since, curcumin is the compound that gives turmeric its rich color as well as all the medicinal properties it can boast of, only the varieties that have high amount of cuscumin are preferable. However, there are other things that may be making an integral part the turmeric that you buy. There could be contaminants like salmonella in there, and toxic metals like lead, even if your store claims it to be organic.

Any turmeric powder that has 2.5{69fcebbf2fd46bfd8906d5db9316a07bc7651a9ae6ae6847b173ec1b9d308561} to 4{69fcebbf2fd46bfd8906d5db9316a07bc7651a9ae6ae6847b173ec1b9d308561} curcumin content and has been tested clear of contaminants is an excellent choice.


Not all facilities and processes of obtaining turmeric powder from turmeric root are the same. The processes of sterilization as well as extraction can involve a score of dangerous chemicals by non-organic manufacturers. If you are taking a supplement, this risk grows manifold.   

USDA Organic Label Logo

The Organic Label has Long Been a Symbol of Trust, But What Does it Mean?

Organic Turmeric

Even the certified organic is only up to 95{69fcebbf2fd46bfd8906d5db9316a07bc7651a9ae6ae6847b173ec1b9d308561} organic.These, unfortunately are not governed by USDA. So, what you use as a cooking spice may often be purer than what you take as supplement since the former doesn’t go through processes involving harmful chemicals.

Turmeric Pills

Substances as ethylene oxide (ETO) and EDC, both of which are carcinogenic in nature, are used to extract the bioactive curcumin before it can be turned into pills. Another common chemical that some pill makers use is dicalcium phosphate (DCP), which can cause symptoms like insomnia, diarrhea, itching and even liver dysfunction in many cases.

Liposomal Turmeric

Since it is a non-organic form of curcumin, it is indeed treated with ETO and EDC, carcinogens which can stay in the body for up to 100 years.

Turmeric Powder

This form is the easiest to procure, can be 100 {69fcebbf2fd46bfd8906d5db9316a07bc7651a9ae6ae6847b173ec1b9d308561} organic, and is governed by USDA for safety verification. Thus, it is the best you can get. Just make sure that you don’t buy spent turmeric from Indian grocery stores, since it has 0{69fcebbf2fd46bfd8906d5db9316a07bc7651a9ae6ae6847b173ec1b9d308561} curcumin.

What are the Health Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin?

  • It’s a great antioxidant that fights free-radicals, thus impeding the process of aging
  • Anti-inflammatory properties that help fight inflammation of all kinds
  • Helps relieves the symptoms and decrease the progression of arthritis (RA)
  • Helps control blood sugar levels, thus helpful in controlling diabetes
  • Is a great analgesic
  • Works great for healthy skin and hair
  • Promotes brain function
  • Prevents neural decay
  • Prevents cardiovascular diseases
  • Can stop the progression of or prevent Alzheimer’s
  • Helps prevent cancer of stomach, colon, breast, etc.
  • Helps in fighting symptoms of depressions

Now that you know what kind of turmeric is best for health and what benefits it offers, let’s see how you can make turmeric capsules on your own.

Now you know the kind of turmeric you need to buy, making capsules out of it is absolutely easy.

The Ingredients:

All you will need is organic turmeric powder that contains anything from 2.5{69fcebbf2fd46bfd8906d5db9316a07bc7651a9ae6ae6847b173ec1b9d308561} to 4{69fcebbf2fd46bfd8906d5db9316a07bc7651a9ae6ae6847b173ec1b9d308561} curcumin, gelatin/vegan capsule shells and finely ground black pepper. Why black pepper? Because piperine increase the bioavailability of curcumin. In other words, it increases the absorbency of curcumin into the body. And, one very important thing that you need is a capsule machine to make sturdy capsules.

Procuring these kind of empty capsules is easy. You can find these on a variety of online stores. You can also make a choice as to whether you want beef gelatin capsule shells or vegan shells. Both of these are available in different sizes. Capsule machines also available online for very much affordable prices.

You can find turmeric powder as well as ground black pepper at your local spice store/supermarket. 00 is usually a great size to swallow as well as to work with. The space it encapsulates is enough to accommodate ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and pepper powder mix.

The Procedure

It would be ideal if you take a small scoop to fill in the capsules. When working with this this vibrant spice, take it for granted that your hands will absorb a lot of color. Do keep a clean dry run to keep wiping your hands every now and then.

Usually, 1 level teaspoon of turmeric can make 4 capsules of 00 size. Each capsule will contain roughly 700 to 900 mg. Keep the proportion of the two spices around 3 tablespoon of turmeric powder to 2 teaspoons of ground pepper.

Making Capsules

As you set up the machine according to the instructions provided in the manual, put the longer cap of the capsule into the base, and the shorter into the cap holder. Pour in half a tablespoon of the mixture into the longer longer cap. Fill the powder with the scraper. Compress the powder, so that some more can be accommodated. Do this till the cap is properly filled. Remove all excess powder. Now place the cap holder onto the base, so that the bodies are fitted together. Gently take the capsule out of the machine until you have a supply that should last you for a few weeks.

Of course this process can be done without the machine too. It is only going to be a bit messier, but works all the same and goes a bit slower.

Take these capsules as as supplements, 3-4 capsules daily, or as advised by your physician, and you are going to notice some nice changes to your health, brain, and beauty.  History and modern science prove it.

So have you discovered all of turmeric’s secrets for brain, body, and beauty?

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