In my yoga classes, my teacher Hosh emphasized the importance of drinking water from the copper vessel(s). Water isn’t in its purest form nowadays, giving rise to plenty of water-borne diseases across the world. In order to prevent these diseases and to lead a healthy life, we will learn some of the health benefits of drinking water from copper vessels.
Drinking water from a copper vessel has a lot of health benefits. My grandparents emphasized on many home remedies, one of them being drinking water from a copper vessel.
I was too lazy to take action but after researching the health benefits of consuming water from copper vessels in our life, I finally bought a couple copper water bottles and a jar for my home. “Thanks to my yoga teacher:)”
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. The water stored in a copper vessel is known as ‘Tamara Jal’ and is supposed to be consumed after storing the water in a copper vessel for at least eight hours.
If you put Tulsi leaf overnight in a copper vessel where it can absorb first sunlight, It will be even more beneficial. The basic advantages are given below:
- Helps improve the digestive system
- Beats Hypertension
- Beats Anaemia
- Kills Bacteria
- Slows down aging
Health benefit of Drinking Water from Copper Vessels helps Digest food
Acidity, gas or simply the inability to digest certain foods is a common problem these days. Taking copper water helps to reduce these minor issues in our day to day life. Copper has properties that stimulate peristalsis (the rhythmic contraction and relaxation of the stomach that helps food get digested and move along the digestive tract), kill harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation within the stomach, making it a great remedy for ulcers, indigestion, and infections.
According to Ayurveda, Copper also helps to cleanse and detox your stomach, regulate the working of your liver and kidneys, and proper elimination of waste and ensures the absorption of nutrients from food. So if you want to detox and cleanse your stomach, take copper water in empty stomach.
Helps maintain cardiovascular health and beats hypertension
Drinking water from copper vessels is good for heart patients as well.
According to the American Cancer Society, copper has been found to help regulate blood pressure, heart rate and lowers one’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Drinking Water from Copper Vessel beats Anaemia
The most amazing fact about copper is that it is required in most processes that occur in our body. Right from cell formation to aiding in the absorption of iron, copper is an essential mineral for the functioning of your body. This is one of the reasons that it also helps in keeping anemia at bay.
Copper can destroy bacteria very effectively. It is especially effective against E.coli and S.aureus, two bacteria that are commonly found in our environment and known to cause severe illnesses in the human body. Known to help prevent common water-borne diseases like diarrhea, dysentery, and jaundice, copper has been touted as the cheapest solution to cleaning water in countries that do not have a good sanitation system.
Using Copper Utensils slows down aging
If you are worried about the appearance of fine lines on your face, 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.
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There is a tonne more research going on about the health benefits of drinking water from copper vessels by WHO and other organizations. If you are interested in knowing more, please read below case studies and other materials.