Since ancient times copper is known for its medicinal values and has been is usage prominently. Here we will discuss a simple way of drinking water regularly from a copper vessel / jug for innumerable health benefits. Copper vessels have been very common in Indian subcontinent for storage of water. This practice has an ayurvedic history behind it and a medical science to its aid.
Copper has many antimicrobial properties. When water is stored in copper vessels for about 6 to 8 hours, a small amount of copper ions gets dissolved in water. This process is called Oligo-dynamic effect which has the ability to destroy a wide range of harmful microbes, molds, fungus from the body. As per sanskrit, this water stored in copper vessel is called as “Taamar Jal / Tamra Jal”. As per Ayurveda, this copper vessel water has the ability to balance all the three doshas (kapha, pitta, vatta) of a human body.
For this benefit one has to buy a copper vessel made of pure copper. Then we should clean the vessel properly and fill it with water for about 6 to 8 hours for this process. The simplest method adopted commonly is to keep water in a copper vessel overnight by your bedside and drink this water first thing in the morning when you wake up. This practice is very useful in stimulating your bowel movements, keeps your digestive system very healthy and set your metabolism for rest of the day.
Health Benefits of Copper Water:
- prevents water borne diseases
- regulates ageing process
- regulates functioning of thyroid glands
- maintains heart health
- maintains hemoglobin levels
- helps in weights loss
- promotes skin care
- facilitates bowel movement
- accelerates digestive process and metabolism
- stimulates brain and makes feel fresh
- fights free radicals and is anti inflammatory
Health benefits in any process comes with a guided practice. Here also, one has to observe few basic rules in order to extract maximum benefit of this process in a right way. Copper vessel water should not be consumed all day long. It should be consumed maximum twice a day with an interval of at-least 6 to 8 hours. Another important rule is that one should not consume this copper water continuously for more than 3 months. Once you have consumed it for 3 months, you need to give a break to this process for at-least a month. This is mainly because our body get copper deposits all these three months and will at-least need a month to balance the level by flushing excess copper from our body through natural process. The main logic behind this comes from the fact that anything in excess is harmful for our human body.
Storage of copper vessels is not easy because copper vessels get stained and dark colored easily due to a process called oxidation. One has to make sure the cleaning procedure is followed religiously in order to get the best results from this process.