How To Make Turmeric Capsules at Home

If you've been anywhere on the internet over the past year or so I'm sure you've seen something about the benefits of Turmeric. It's like the coconut oil of supplements - it's that good.

Turmeric has many wonderful benefits. Benefits like..

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Aides in Digestion

  • Helps Prevent Gas and Bloating

  • Improves Skin Conditions

  • Boosts Immune System

and so many more. Just Google or search on Pinterest for Turmeric Benefits and you'll find all the great properties this wonderful root has.

For me, Turmeric is a wonderful replacement for Ibuprofen. It has helped me fight off sore muscles from exercise, headaches, and even restless leg syndrome. Nothing is more frustrating than waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep because your legs feel itchy and well... restless. Yet, when I take one capsule of Turmeric, I know that within a few moments my legs seem to relax and I can get back to a good nights sleep.

I'm not a doctor by any means, but I do know from my own experience that Turmeric - when taken properly - lives up to a lot of the benefits you read all about.

How to Make Turmeric Capsules at Home

When purchasing Turmeric, I wanted to make sure that I was buying organic and or non-gmo, and that it was coming from a reputable source. I didn't want to invest in a product like this, one that I would be taking on a somewhat regular basis, and have it not work. So, after doing quite a bit of research I found that buying Turmeric powder in bulk allowed me to not only save money, but I could also buy organic, which was even more important.

There's was only one problem with buying it in bulk though.. I had to learn how to make my own capsules.

So, AGAIN, I did more research and learned not only how to make capsules, but that I needed to mix pepper in with the powder. I learned, Turmeric in and of itself, when ingested is metabolized before it can be absorbed. Adding pepper to the mixture is said to help with the absorption.

Once I added the pepper to the Turmeric mixture, I saw a big difference, a good difference, in how I was feeling and how the Turmeric was working for me.

So, if you're interested in learning how to make your own Turmeric capsules, watch the video I put together below and try it for yourself.

Here are some helpful hints and links to get you started:

Wear gloves if you have any - Turmeric stains and or takes a while to wash off

Take your time - it can get messy

The Organic Turmeric I use can be found here

The Organic Pepper I use can be found here

The Capsules can be found here

The Capsule Maker Kit can be found here
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For 100 Capsules -

2/3 cup Organic Turmeric

2 teaspoons Organic Pepper

Whisk together the turmeric and pepper until well combined.

Pour half the mixture over the pre-set capsules. Scrape back and forth, filling in the capsules with the mixture.

Using tapper, tapper down the mixture to pack the turmeric.

Add more turmeric mixture. Repeating these steps until capsules are full.

Place caps on capsules, pushing down to make sure they are closed well.

Keep in an air-tight container in a cool place.

*I am not a physician by any means. All thoughts and opinions on this blog are just that - thoughts and opinions.  

Always check with your physician before starting any course of treatment like this.* 

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  1. Do you use already ground pepper or do you grind it yourself? Thank you for posting this, I have been searching for the tumeric/pepper ratio to make my own capsules!

  2. Thanks Susan. I did some research and had trouble finding ratios myself. I was kind of going off of a turmeric tea recipe I had. I'm thinking with that much turmeric - 2 tsps was just enough. They do seem to be working better than when I just made it with plan turmeric. Let me know how it works for you.

  3. I never knew about the pepper combo. I never thought I'd see you make your own capsules, either! ;)

  4. Ah, thank you for this post! I've been meaning to incorporate tumeric in my lifestyle due to chronic inflammation.

  5. Thanks for stopping by! I hope it helps. It really does seem to make a difference. I've heard yellow milk or something like that is good too. It's a milky type tea made with turmeric.

  6. I wonder, would one be able to use black pepper essential oil in place of the ground up spice?

  7. Aura. So sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. I'm not sure how essential oil would work. I'm thinking it may be clumpy? I know they pepper oil is more concentrated too so I wouldn't know dosage either. Let me know if you figure it out. Would be great to try something different.

  8. Golden milk is so yummy and you can find it on Pinterest!

  9. Yes Shawn, that's where I found the recipe I have been using. It's really good. Takes a little while to get used to, but it's good.


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