Growing up I always saw my grandparents and my parents drinking water from a copper vessel. Every time I asked why, they said its good for health; little did I know why but I believed them!
According to Ayurveda, water stored in a copper vessel has the ability to balance all the three doshas in your body, (vata, kapha and pitta) and it does so by positively charging the water. Storing water in a copper vessel works as a purification process. It can kill all the microorganisms like moulds, fungi, algae and bacteria present in the water that could be harmful for the body. It also helps maintain body’s pH (acid-alkaline) balance. There are also numerous health benefits that have been attributed to drinking water stored in copper bottles.
When you store water in a copper bottle overnight, copper ions dissolve in water . This process is called the Oligodynamic Effect as this water now has the capability to kill harmful microbes. This water is also know as "Tamra Jal".
Here are 6 great benefits of Copper Water
1. Slows down ageing
Are you worried about those fine lines and wrinkles creeping up every time you see yourself in the mirror? If your answer is yes, copper is your natural remedy! Packed with very strong anti-oxidant and cell forming properties, copper fights off free radicals – one of the main reasons for the formation of fine lines – and helps in the production of new and healthy skin cells that replace old dying ones.
2. Better digestion and assists weight loss
Copper kills harmful bacteria and reduces inflammation within the stomach, making it a great remedy for ulcers, acidity, gas, indigestion and infections. Copper also helps cleanse and detox stomach and also regulates the working of liver and kidneys. If diet just doesn’t seem to be helping you lose weight, try drinking water stored in a copper vessel on a regular basis. Apart from fine-tuning your digestive system to perform better, copper also helps your body break down fat and eliminate it more efficiently.
Copper is known for its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties, copper can treat and heal wounds naturally and a lot quicker. Also, it is known to strengthen the immune system and aids in the production of new cells.
4. Helps in Anemia
Copper is required in most processes that occur in our body from cell formation to aiding in the absorption of iron, copper is an essential mineral for the functioning of the body.
5. Great brain stimulant
Our brain works by transmitting impulses from one neuron to another through an area known as the synapses. These neurons are covered by a sheath called the myelin sheath that acts like a sort of conductive agent – helping the flow of impulses. How does copper figure here you ask? Well, copper actually helps in the synthesis of phospholipids that are essential for the formation of these myelin sheaths. Thereby, making your brain work much faster and more efficiently. Apart from that copper is also known to have anti-convulsive properties (prevents seizures).
6. Anti Inflammatory
It helps in arthritis and other inflammatory pains. This asset is especially great to relieve aches and pains caused due to inflamed joints. In addition to that, copper also has bone and immune system strengthening properties, making it the perfect remedy for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
How to keep a Copper Water Vessel clean?
Copper oxidizes naturally and needs to be cleaned at regular intervals. Traditional methods of cleaning copper include rubbing the copper with a mixture of salt and tamarind paste or fresh lemon juice. If not lime, try salt or baking soda and vinegar to clean it. Allow your water to remain in the vessel overnight or at least 8 hours for better result and rinse thoroughly.
Enjoy a daily dosage of energized water and make it a lifestyle choice.
No wonder our ancestors had copper vessels for drinking water, wearing bracelets and using it as beauty tool too. Old is always gold or should I say Copper !
Yours in good health