Copper is a ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity.
It is used as electrical wires now but since ancient days, copper was used as best metal to transmit energy, preserve clean water etc.
Copper can destroy undesirable Virus and bacteria. Ayurveda recommends storing water in Copper Vessels.
Ancient Indians used to store water from river Ganga in sealed copper vessels and it would remain pure for many years.
Copper can be the answer to kill the `E-Coli (Escherichia coli)‘ bacteria which causes food poisoning.
British scientists carrying out research on copper, concluded that copper ions kill these harmful bacteria, a capability not found in any other metals including gold.
A research group from Southampton University found that Coli 157 bacteria can live happily in stainless steel vessels for months together, while copper vessel at room temperature can kill them in just four hours.
At 20 degrees centigrade, in the stainless steel vessel, those bacteria live for 34 days, while in a brass vessel they live for 4 days and in a copper vessel, they don’t survive for more than 4 hours.
On average, human body needs 1.2mg of copper per day and this can be supplied through diet like whole wheat, honey, beans, green leafy vegetables.
However, storing half litre of water in a closed copper vessel overnight and drinking it in the morning, can help our body to maintain required copper inside.
The process of dissolving copper in water and making it more as an electrolytic, in scientific language is termed as “Oligodyanamic process”.
Deficiency of copper can lead to premature greying of hair, wrinkles on skin and face, early signs of old age.
Ancient seers and yogis in India used to carry a kamandal, which is a copper vessel with drinking water.
This ‘Tamra Jal‘ (copper water) helps them maintain tridoshas (kapha, vaata, pitta) in body at balanced levels and delays body’s ageing process.
Copper and Fertility
The advantages of drinking copper water were discovered by Andrew Saul, Contributing Editor for the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, while speaking on fertility, conception and family planning.
“If you want to conceive, try having the man take mega doses of vitamin C for a few weeks prior. At least 6,000 milligrams a day, and as much as 20,000 mg/day guarantees very high sperm production. Divide the dose throughout the day for maximum effect. And that effect is what, exactly? More sperm, stronger sperm, and better swimming sperm all occurred, at even lower daily C doses“.
Continued high doses of zinc can produce a copper deficiency, and sometimes a copper deficiency anemia.
This can be easily compensated. To begin with, most Americans have copper water pipes in their homes. Drink a glass or two of cold water first out of the tap every morning and you’ll get required amount of copper.
Eat more raisins and other copper-high foods like dark chocolate, mushrooms, chick peas, split peas, shrimp, salmon etc.
Take a mult-vitamin with copper in it. Finally, do what Indians have been doing for thousands of years.
Buy a copper metal cup, fill it with cold water at bedtime, and drink it next morning as soon as you wakeup.
Copper water gets readily absorbed by our body, reaches cells in about 45 minutes. So, it is generally recommended that after Ushapaan (Drinking water in morning) , one should give a gap of 45 minutes before taking tea, coffee, juice or breakfast.
Copper water is also recommended to people suffering from Vitiligo, where it helps formation of melanin.
Though copper water is slightly ionic, it does not increase gastric acidity. On the other hand, due to increased jaTHaragni and digestion, acidity reduces.
Ancient Indians used to throw copper coins in rivers, lakes, ponds and wells. They made this as a habit to their future generations.
Today’s generation are ignorantly throwing nickel, aluminium coins into rivers, which is useless.
The idea behind throwing coins into water is not about blindly worshipping the river but to kill the harmful bacteria in water with copper (as olden days had copper coins) and this purified water will be useful for fish and other living beings inside. Also humans or animals which drink this water will remain healthy.
Today USA, canada and few other countries use copper to make pennies and even these coins can be dipped in water vessel overnight to purify water naturally.
Copper used in Yantras and Bracelets
Ancient seers in India have recognized that copper conducts heat and energy.
So, they made yantras on thin copper plates with mysterious geometrical patterns.
Before copper, palm leaves were used but later it was discovered that Copper is efficient conductor and lasts much longer.
Since more than 2000 years, copper usage has become an integral part of Indian lifestyle.
Also according to Mantra Sastra, Mars (Mangal/Kuja) controls this science of mantras, yantras etc and the metal related to this planet is Copper.
If someone suffers from excess heat in body due to mars in their horoscope, it is advised to wear a copper bangle/bracelet on active hand’s wrist.
This helps them balance the body temperature as they start sweating during the day and green color layer, similar to copper-carbonate or verdigris (washable) forms on the skin where copper bracelet touches it.
They should also drink copper vessel stores water everyday.
Other Major Health Benefits of using Water stored in Copper vessels
- Copper is known for its property of synthesizing phospholipids which help in formation of nerve coating (myelin). This prevents from seizures to occur and acts as Brain Stimulant.
- Copper is a known anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogenic agent which helps in slowing down the ageing process by preventing cell damage. It is also used in treatment of cancer these days.
- Positively charged water regulates the Thyroid Gland functioning.
- Copper water (ionic electrolyte) helps maintain balance of acid-alkaline (pH balance) in body. This also helps regulate Body Fat.
- Copper helps production of Melanin in body. This prevents white patches (Leucoderma/ Vitiligo), sun burns, premature greying of hair, freckles etc.
- Ayurveda suggests usage of copper water to prevent and cure arthritis
- Internal woulds, ulcers, piles, skin diseases, respiratory disorders, rheumatism can be cured with copper water.
So, try replacing those stainless steel kitchenware with copper utensils for cooking, storage and see the difference.