Breaking News:
10 Foods and Drinks That Make You Look Older -- "Eats That Are Bad for Skin and Teeth You know to wear sunscreen and apply anti-aging ..." -- 01 October 2012
Baking Soda and Castor Solves Over 24 Issues -- "Castor oil has been long used as a natural remedy in the case of various ailments. ..." -- 03 July 2017
Black Pepper and Turmeric – This Combination Could Save Lives -- "Historians from all around the world have produced evidence to show that apparently all ..." -- 11 November 2015
Five ingredients that poison your brain -- "There is no shortage of things driving us crazy in the world today, but there are some ..." -- 02 August 2016
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil -- "Coconut oil is one of the best items to protect you from infections, microorganisms and ..." -- 03 November 2016
Health Benefits of Dates -- "The massive health benefits of dates have made them one of the best ingredients for ..." -- 09 September 2015
Honey And Fake Honey -- "How To Check The Purity Of Honey ? Generally people buy honey from grocery stores ..." -- 31 March 2016
Hot Water Beneficial -- "The therapeutic value of hot water is not a newly discovered, it has been used by the ..." -- 09 December 2015
How to Keep Your Brain Young -- "Alzheimer's disease affects about 5.3 million Americans. It's the leading cause of ..." -- 18 August 2014
Hydration is important -- "Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body. The muscles that move your ..." -- 13 May 2015
Pin It

Historians from all around the world have produced evidence to show that apparently all primitive peoples used herbs-often in a sophisticated way. “Quinine from Cinchona bark was used to treat the symptoms of malaria long before the disease was identified, and the raw ingredients of a common aspirin tablet have been a popular painkiller for far longer than we have had access to tablet-making machinery. Indeed, today many pharmacological classes of drugs include a natural product prototype that we originally discovered through the study of traditional cures and folk knowledge of indigenous people.”

There’s a plant in South Asia called Adhatoda from adu meaning “goat,” and thoda meaning “not touch” because it’s so bitter even the goats won’t eat it. However, it has compounds that help open one’s airways and as such, Adhatoda tea has been used traditionally to treat asthma, where the leaves are steeped with black peppercorns. Leaves steeped with black peppercorns? That sounds gross to me—why would they do that? Because they’re smart. Back in 1928, scientists discovered what the people evidently already knew, that adding pepper increased the anti-asthmatic properties of the leaves. Black pepper alone didn’t work: it was the combination. And now we know why.

Just like approximately 5% of the spice turmeric is composed of an active compound called curcumin, about 5% of black pepper by weight is comprised of this compound called piperine. Curcumin is responsible for the yellow color of turmeric and piperine for the pungent flavor of pepper. Piperine is a potent inhibitor of drug metabolism. One of the ways our liver gets rid of foreign substances is making them water soluble so they can be more easily excreted. But this black pepper molecule inhibits that process.

And it doesn’t take much. If people are given a bunch of turmeric curcumin, within an hour there’s a little bump in the level in their blood stream. We don’t see a large increase because our liver is actively trying to get rid of it. But what if the process is suppressed by taking just a quarter teaspoon’s worth of black pepper? Then you see curcumin levels skyrocket. The same amount of curcumin consumed, but the bioavailability shoots up 2000%. Even just a little pinch of pepper—1/20th of a teaspoon—can significantly boost levels. And guess what a common ingredient in curry powder is besides turmeric? Black pepper.

Another way to boost the absorption of curcumin is to consume it in the whole food, turmeric root (fresh or dried as a powder) because natural oils found in turmeric root and turmeric powder can enhance the bioavailability of curcumin seven to eight fold. When eaten with fat, curcumin can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream through the lymphatic system thereby in part bypassing the liver.

Recipe for Homemade Curry Powder (Rich in Black Pepper and Turmeric)

Store-bought curry powders often contain relatively little turmeric (and very little curcumin). Furthermore, they typically get their sharp, spicy flavor from chilli, rather than black peppercorns. Therefore, if you want to reap the wonderful benefits of curcumin, using homemade curry powder rich in turmeric and black pepper is a good idea. Here's a simple recipe for homemade curry powder blend that provides generous amount of both curcumin and piperine:

Ingredients:

    2 tablespoons ground coriander
    2 tablespoons ground cumin
    1 tablespoon pure turmeric powder
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon ground mustard seeds
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions: Mix all the ingredients by stirring them in a small bowl. Store your homemade curry powder in an airtight container.

Disclaimer: This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regime, it is advisible to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

healthy_body1

Pin It

Top view

04.07.2017

The Best Greens To Eat

We all know that greens are important to eat and

+ View

04.07.2017

Eat Daily For Clean

The other day my dad went to see his doctor. My

+ View

29.12.2016

5 Foods You Should NEVER

Since childhood, we’ve all been told to add as

+ View

03.11.2016

Apple Cider Vinegar is

Research worldwide supports and commends what

+ View

Most Popular

30 Biggest Lies In ...

1 -- You can get as big as a pro bodybuilder. ...

+ View

Antioxidants

Within the human body, millions of processes are ...

+ View

Best Ways to Get Fiber ...

 Dietary fiber is something that we need to ...

+ View

Health Videos

Wonderful Life

8 Things That Happen To ...

If ginger is not a common staple in your diet, ...

This plant return ...

Maintaining health is not easy, and aging makes ...

Fruit That Will Make ...

The liver is an organ that if treated unproperly ...

Natural Homemade ...

Turmeric and Coconut oil Toothpaste Nowadays ...

  • Prev
  • Sponsored Section
Scroll to top