Certain beauty tips and tricks come from the time of our ancestors. And we all know how fruitful and effective they have been. One such remedy is by using copper vessels. Even today grandparents emphasise their children and grandchildren to drink water in a copper vessel. This water known as tamara jal is supposed to be left overnight for minimum eight hours and then consumed the next morning. How true is this philosophy? Let us find out more about the mystery of copper connection with health and beauty.
Copper Vessel Water Benefits for Health
As per our time-tested Indian Ayurveda, water contained in a copper vessel balances all the 3 doshas in our body i.e. vata, pitta and kapha effectively by positive charging of the water. The copper element of the vessel leaches into the water and never becomes stale, so it can be stored for longer periods without causing any side effect.
Yes, most of us are in ‘probiotic’ times but copper vessel is a good agent when it comes to tuning our digestive system. In fact, copper breaks down harmful body fat and retains that which is beneficial for our health.
Copper is a natural remedy in fighting out wrinkles and fine lines. It is rich in anti-oxidants that fight out free radicals, which are one of the key reasons why our skin tends to age. Copper also has the power to generate new skin cells which makes it a great remedy to replenish skin cells.
Like copper, there are many other anti-aging ingredients in your kitchen.
Since it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, copper helps to heal wounds in an effective manner. It also strengthens the immune system and boosts the growth of new skin cells. Such is its worth that it not only heals external wounds but internal wounds too such as those related to stomach.
Due to our lifestyle standards, most of us face indigestion and acidity. Copper helps in faster digestion and food movement within our gut, in the process reducing problems such as ulcers, stomach inflammation, indigestion and infection. When it comes to cleansing and detoxifying our stomach or for that matter regulating the working of our other essential organs such as liver and kidney, copper is indeed the best time-tested remedy we have. If you want the best way to detox your stomach, drink one full glass of water stored in copper jug on an empty stomach early morning.
Copper is known to be a brain stimulant that makes our brain work faster and efficiently. It is also known for its anti-convulsive properties (particularly in fighting brain convulsions or fits).
Combats arthritis and inflamed joints
Owing to its anti-inflammatory properties, copper is a big asset in relieving from aches and pains. Since copper has bone strengthening properties, it is the perfect foil for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Copper is a vital mineral that boosts body functioning. From iron absorption to keeping the haeme (iron) levels up to cell formation, it is a perfect way to tackle anaemia and the weakness that follows.
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Regulates thyroid gland
Thyroid patients have less amounts of copper in their body. Which is why drinking water from a copper jug helps as copper is a key trace mineral that your thyroid needs for proper functioning.
How to buy Copper Vessel
How to make out the pure copper from an adulterated version is easy. Being a soft natured metal, pure copper is difficult to mould into shapes. So if the design of your copper vessel is intricate, it means it’s not made with pure copper.
Avoid buying copper jugs, vessels or glasses which have other metals mixed in it. Also once you have started using a copper vessel, rinse it thoroughly with water and pour water into it before covering it.
Tips in washing Copper Vessel
Washing a copper vessel is unlike washing common utensils. Therefore, try and avoid using a coarse scrub while washing the vessel inside as it will scrape away the copper element from the vessel.
The alternative technique is to squeeze juice from half of a lemon and rub it on the inside of the vessel. After few minutes, wash off with plain water. You can also use baking soda with water to coat the inside of the vessel and follow similar instructions as the one mentioned in lemon.
So each morning, drink water infused with copper before having your bed tea, if you want to stay in the pink of health.