Origins of Turmeric
Turmeric, also known as Curcuma longa, is a large tropical plant that is native to Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. It is widely used in cooking as a spice and in tea. To obtain turmeric in its powdered form, the root of the plant is cut, dried, and powdered.
Turmeric has historically been used for thousands of years in Asia. It was originally used in cooking, ceremonially, and as a dye for clothing due to the vibrant yellow colouring of the root. It also played an important role in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, traditionally being used to treat inflammation, to provide digestive support, and to aid the healthy functioning of the liver.
The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, a natural polyphenol that is identified as a highly pleiotropic molecule.
Origins of Black Pepper
Black pepper, also known as Piper Nigrum, is a flowering vine plant that is native to South India and is now also cultivated across other tropical regions. It is grown for its fruit, which is commonly known as a peppercorn. Once peppercorns are dried, they are used as a seasoning and spice.
Peppercorns have historically been used for both cooking and as medicine. Traditionally, black pepper was used to treat various ailments including to help combat indigestion.
The main active ingredient in peppercorns is the alkaloid piperine, which is what gives black pepper its spiciness.
Origins of Ginger
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia and has since been domesticated across the world. It is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Zingiberaceae, which includes turmeric. Nowadays, the root of the ginger plant is widely used in cooking as a spice and as a tea. It can be consumed dried, in its powdered form, and fresh.
Ginger root has been used by humans for centuries, with the rhizome being used as a herbal medicine within Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian, and Traditional Chinese medicine. It was mainly used to combat stomach discomfort and nausea and to promote digestion.
The main bioactive compound in ginger is the polyphenol gingerol.
Our Turmeric, Black Pepper & Ginger tablets
Our Turmeric, Black Pepper & Ginger tablets contain 2,500mg turmeric, 10mg black pepper (piperine), and 500mg ginger root (providing 1.08mg gingerols). One tablet is taken per day and we offer different packet sizes, making it easy to meet your nutritional needs. Our supplier's ingredients are tested at independent third-party labs with ISO17025 certification to ensure the quality and safety of the materials we use. We manufacture and package our own tablets here in Oxfordshire at our certified facility.