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turmeric extraction with coconut oil

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Prima Materia

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I plan on doing this extraction very soon. Since I'm aware of the importance of black pepper use with turmeric I was wondering if anyone has some information or a good idea of what would be a good ratio for turmeric : black pepper.

I choose to work with coconut oil which also has many health benefits on it's own and I have whole rhizomes of turmeric available, thankfully, and not only the pulverized form.

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I'm from India and my mum has been cooking with turmeric her whole life, along with many other healing and delicious herbs and spices.
Here are some links with basic information on this wonderful plant called turmeric/curcuma.

Basics are: it's a plant used traditionally as a spice in asian cuisine. Also in ayurveda and tradiotional chinese medicine. There are many studies on turmeric about it's health benefits for example: antiinflamatory, antioxidant, adaptogen, against cancer also, etc. It is most recognized for a substance that it cointains called curcumin. Curcumin can be extracted and it apparently works as a mild MAOi. Some user have reported mild psychedelic intoxication from it. Curcumin has very low bioavailability on itself - this can be greatly improved however with the adition of black pepper which contains a substance called piperine.

I like to take about a 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric toss it in a coffee mug. Grind a bit of black pepper on top. Take a dab of coconut oil and then pour hot water on it. Let it sit for 5 minutes (or until cool enough) and toss it back.

You will most definitely feel the effects of turmeric if you do this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

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