I have ulcerative colitis and one of the symptoms of a coming flare up is mucousy stool. So, I got myself some high strength Turmeric& Boswellia supplement to counteract or hopefully reverse my situation. Now, this supp also contains 'piper nirgrum' which is black pepper. I do know that EATING black pepper is a no no for O's because of the mould. But apparently piper nigrum is supposed to be harvested as oil and I can only assume that it is the oil that is in the capsule. I can smell it as soon as I open the lid of the jar- smells just like the pepper you'd use in cooking. So, what do you think....will I take these or not? One capsule contains 21.25mg of piper nigrum- I'd be taking 3 capsules a day.