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 ‘tamarajal’ and is supposed to be consumed after storing the water in a copper vessel for at least eight hours. When water is stored in a copper vessel, the copper gently gets into the water and lends it all its positive properties. The best part about this water is that it never becomes stale and can be stored this way for long periods of time.
The benefits of water stored in copper vessels are:
- Helps the digestive system perform better
Acidity, gas or simply the inability to digest certain foods is common and here is where copper comes to your rescue. Copper has properties that stimulate the digestive tract, kill harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation within the stomach, making it a great remedy for ulcers, indigestion and infections.
2. Aids in weight loss
Try drinking water stored in a copper vessel regularly. Apart from fine tuning your digestive system to perform better, copper also helps your body break down fat and eliminate it more efficiently, thereby, helping your body keep only what it will use and throw out the rest.
3. Slows down ageing
If you are worried about the appearance of fine lines on your face, copper is your natural remedy. It is packed with very strong anti-oxidant and cell forming properties. Copper also helps in the production of new and healthy skin cells that replace old dying ones. Both these properties make copper a sure-fire way to beat fine lines.
4. Helps maintain cardiovascular health and beats hypertension
Heart disease is one of the most common ailments and copper helps minimize your risk of developing the disease. Copper has been found to help regulate blood pressure, heart rate and lowers one’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It also helps prevent the accumulation of plaque and has the documented effect of dilating blood vessels to allow better flow of blood to the heart. It also helps lower one’s triglyceride levels.
5. Can kill bacteria
Copper is known to have a sterilizing effect of metals on bacteria, and 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. So, if you fear that your water may be contaminated, store it in a copper vessel before your drink it and be rest assured, you will be drinking healthy and clean water.
6. Stimulates your brain
Our brain works by transmitting impulses (or orders) from one neuron to another. These neurons are covered by a helping the flow of impulses. Well, copper actually helps in the synthesis of phospholipids that are essential for the formation of sheath, making your brain work much faster and more efficiently. Apart from that, copper is known to have brain stimulant and prevents seizures.
7. Beats arthritis and inflamed joints
Copper has very potent anti-inflammatory properties. This asset is especially great to relieve aches and pains caused due to inflamed joints — like in the case of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Apart from that, copper also has bone and immune system strengthening properties, making it the perfect remedy for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This is where drinking water infused with copper is a great option for relief from aches and pains of these diseases.
8. Beats anemia
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. An essential component in the entire process of absorbing and using iron present in the body, copper helps keep the levels of iron up and regulates its flow in your blood vessels.