This coconut milk tea is all about the Turmeric oil, which gives it a surprisingly subtle herbal flavor. There are many varied reasons for taking Turmeric oil internally, and this tea offers a delicious and healthy way to do so. While you can buy Turmeric spice at your grocery store, Turmeric oil has been shown to increase the potency of a substance found in turmeric roots called Curcumin. Curcumin is used in India for a variety of health concerns. However, it can be hard for the body to absorb curcumin. Which brings us to another benefit of using the oil instead of the spice—because of the turmerones in the oil, it can increase how well your body can absorb it.*
Coconut milk and butter have natural fatty acids and make for a creamy texture. If you’re lactose intolerant, ghee is a great alternative—it is known as clarified butter, and while the lactose is gone, the butter taste is left behind. Honey is used as a natural sweetener, but it also contains helpful vitamins and minerals.
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon butter (or ghee)
1–2 drops Turmeric oil
Turmeric spice for garnish
- Heat coconut milk and water in a saucepan on low for three to four minutes.
- Add butter, honey, and Turmeric essential oil and stir until butter melts and ingredients combine.
- Pour into mugs and add a pinch of turmeric powder as an optional garnish. Serve hot.
Tip: You can also add a drop of Ginger oil for a heartier flavor.