Turmeric in Ayurveda

Turmeric an ancient Ayurveda medicine for improving Health and Well-Being

Turmeric (haldi), is considered to be one of the most important herbs in ayurveda and it has been used for 4,000 years as a preventive and healing agent. Turmeric has long been recognized for its medicinal properties as it is a major source of the polyphenol Curcumin. USA FDA granted “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) status to Turmeric. It has been used traditionally for almost every human ailment and many of these historic uses have been scientifically validated with application in modern times.

Health benefits of any food or herb is based on it’s key active ingredient. Turmeric contains Curcumin which is one of the key active ingredient.

Naturally, Turmeric has a low absorption rate, which leads to poor bio-availability in the body. This basically means, that when we consume any form of turmeric, we are not able to absorb all the nutrients which benefit our body.

Why is Curcumin (Turmeric) poorly absorbed in body?

Curcumin dissolves in fat rather than in water. The human biological system has maximum water content, because of which the curcumin consumed ends up being excreted by the body. The small amount that is absorbed is rapidly metabolized and results in low bioavailability, giving the body negligible benefits.

  • Turmaboost is an ayurvedic herbal supplement and contains Curcumin (key active ingredient in turmeric) and Piperine (key active ingredient in black pepper)
  • Curcumin in turmeric is responsible for several health benefits but it has a low absorption rate and therefore has a very low bioavailability in the human body
  • Piperine is the key compound in black pepper that is responsible for improving the absorption of turmeric in the body
  • Piperine makes the curcumin more bio-available because it inhibits certain intestinal digestive enzymes which increases the release and amount of nutrients absorbed by the body
  • Scientific studies show that with the addition of Piperine, the absorption of curcumin increases to 2000% giving maximum benefits to human body
  • Dosage: The recommended dose is 2 capsules daily or as directed by physicians

Piperine increases the
absorption of Curcumin by

Root Powder (spice)

Only 2 to 3% absorption in body


Curcumin (400mg) + Piperine(5mg) extract per capsule
Piperine increases absorption of Curcumin by 2000%

The human body requires 500 to 1,000 milligrams of Curcumin (key ingredient in turmeric) per day to get maximum health benefits.

While consuming the root powder (spice) by itself, there is approximately 100-150 milligrams of curcumin in one teaspoon of turmeric and only
2-3% gets absorbed in the body.

Which one would you choose?

Which one would you choose?

~15-20 teaspoons
turmeric powder/day

  • Low Absorption
  • Minimum benefits

2 Turmaboost

  • High Absorption
  • Maximum Benefits


  • promotes weight loss

  • improves immune system

  • powerful antioxidant

  • Anti-Ageing

  • relieves joint pain & inflammation

  • Powerful Antioxidant: This antioxidant herb also helps to purify the blood and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Anti-inflammatory: Turmeric has been studied for its anti-inflammatory capabilities especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory conditions
  • Promotes Weight loss: Turmeric & black pepper combined can aid weight loss, reduce cholesterol levels and diabetes
  • It protects against heart disease; cleansing the blood, reducing cholesterol
  • It also acts as an anti-biotic and anti-septic for wound healing
  • It helps to protect the brain and its cognitive function


  • The immune system protects the human body from diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and toxins and helps is cleansing the foreign bodies from the system
  • Turmeric interacts with the immune system at the biochemical level, in a number of beneficial ways. Depending on the disease or condition, turmeric stimulates or suppresses production of proteins that directly or indirectly help bring bodily processes back into balance
  • Curcumin (key ingredient in turmeric) has shown to be a potent immunomodulatory agent that can modulate the activation of immune cells such as T-cells, B-cells and macrophages, etc.