Turmeric Anti-inflammatory Capsules

Turmeric Anti-inflammatory Capsules
  • Estimated Time
    20 Minutes
  • Form of Use
  • Classification


  • Peppermint
  • Carob Flour
    Carob Flour
  • Empty gel capsules
    Empty gel capsules
  • Turmeric
  • 20 grams of Peppermint (leaves, dry)
  • 20 grams of Carob Flour
  • 25 Empty gel capsules (size 00)
  • 80 grams of Turmeric (root, powderedr)


These homemade capsules combine the anti-inflammatory power of turmeric with the soothing aroma of peppermint. They are relatively simple to make, and allow for reasonably good dosage control. They are a good alternative for those suffering from an acute flare-up of arthritis or other painful conditions.

  1. Mash the peppermint leaves in a mortar until crumbled completely.(1 minute)
  2. Mix all the resulting powder with the carob flour and turmeric powder until distributed evenly.(1 minute)
  3. Place a ½ a teaspoon of the resulting mix on top of a 2x2 inch piece of parchment paper.
  4. Twist the piece of paper into a funnel and use it to help fill both ends of each capsule with the powder mix, leaving a bit of extra space in the middle part of the capsule.(3 minutes)
  5. Join the two ends of the capsule tightly. Repeat this process until all needed capsules are done, or all powder has been used up.(15 minutes)

Take one capsule with some water before every meal until symptoms subside, though dosage can vary depending on the the intensity of inflammation and the body's response. It can be adjusted to fit personal needs with the advice of a doctor. These pills may be stored indefinitely if kept in an airtight bottle or flask, in order to keep them dry and cool.