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In timpul copilariei mele, imi amintesc de faptul ca mama mea tinea apa intr-

un vas de cupru si ne spunea sa o bem dupa 7 – 8 ore, amintindu-e ca apa

tinuta in vase de cupru este extrem de sanatoasa pentru minte si corp. Acum
cand vad ca aceste obiceiuri vechi renasc, ma uit in urma si ma gandesc ca ar fi
trebuit sa iau sfatul mamei mele in serios.

Textele ayurvedice recomanda consumul apei tinute in vase de cupre, pentru

ca se crede ca acesta are proprietati anti-microbiene, antioxidante, anti-
cancerigene si anti-inflamatorii. Cuprul este un mineral esential pentru
organismul nostru, iar studiile medicale au demonstrat beneficiile pastarii apei
in vase de cupru.

Conform unui studiu efectuat in 2012, pastrarea apei contaminate in vase de

cupru pentru 16 ore la temperatura camerei reduce in mod considerabil
prezenta microbilor daunatori, intr-o masura atat de mare incat cercetaorii au
emis concluzia urmatoare: “cuprul promite sa fie o solutie pentru purificarea
microbiana a apei de consum, in special in tarile in curs de dezvoltare”.

Un alt studiu a descoperit ca suprafata cuprului ucide 97% dintre bacteriile ICU
din spitale, care pot cauza infectii, in acest fel reducandu-se cu 40% rata
persoanelor infectate.

Sadhguru, un yoghin indian, mistic si filantrop spune ca “daca tineti apa intr-un
vas de cupru, de preferat peste noapte, sau cel putin pentru patru ore, apa
preia o anumita calitate de la cupru, lucru extrem de benefic pentru ficat in
special si pentru sanatate si energie in general”.

Textele ayurvedice sugereaza faptul ca apa tinuta in vase de cupru are

abilitatea de a echilibra cele trei doshas din corp (vata, kapha si pitta). Doshas
este un cuvant sanskrit care inseamna “constitutia minte-corp”, iar cele trei
dohas sunt prezente in fiecare celula, tesut si organ – pentru miscare,
metabolism si fluiditate – fiind componenete esentiale pentru viata noastra.

Ce beneficii veti avea?

 Consumul unui pahar de apa tinuta intr-un vas de cupru (la temperatura
camerei) curata rinichii si tractul gastro-intestinal.
 Cuprul este tonic pentru ficat, splina si sistemul limfatic.
 Ajuta la mentinerea sanatatii sistemului digestiv.
 Stimuleaza creierul
 Produce melanina (pigmentarea ochilor, parului si a pielii) in corp.
 Ajuta la absorbtia fierului in organism.
 Ucide bacteriile periculoase din apa.
 Regleaza functionarea glandei tiroide.
 Elibereaza durerea cauzata de articulatiile umflate in cazul artritei.
 Incetineste imbatranirea.
 Ajuta la reglarea presiunii arteriale, a ritmului cardiac si micsoreaza
nivelurile de colesterol si trigliceride.
 Ranile se vindeca mai repede.

Trebuie doar sa turnati apa intr-un vas, sa o tineti peste noapte si sa consumati
apa incarcata pozitiv dimineata, sau de 2 -3 ori pe zi – este mai mult decat
suficient ca sa beneficiati la maxim de efectele sale pozitive. Nu puneti apa la
frigider. Spalati regulat vasul de cupru cu lamaie proaspata sau cu o pasta
facuta din sara si tamarind.

In epoca moderna deseori alegem confortul inaintea unui trai sanatos –

consumul apei imbuteliate de exemplu nu este doar pentru mediu nociv, ci
poate presupune si riscuri pentru sanatate. Nu cumva este mult mai bine sa
urmam aceasta practica straveche mai bine?


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Home / Diseases & Conditions / World Water Day: 12 reasons you should switch to
drinking water from a copper vessel today
World Water Day: 12 reasons you should
switch to drinking water from a copper
vessel today
Pavitra Sampath Mar 22, 2015 at 10:00 am
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‘Drink water from a copper vessel to reap numerous health benefits.’ If you think hard,
each one of us, one time or the other, have been advised to practice this. Elders in the
family emphasise on many home remedies, one of them being drinking water that is
stored in a copper vessel. It is considered very beneficial for our health. But what good
does it really do?


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.
Here are 20 tips to store drinking water the right way.
When water is stored in a copper vessel, the copper gently leaches 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.

We found 12 reasons why drinking water from a copper vessel is beneficial for you.

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 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. Copper also helps 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.

According to Ayurveda, if you want to detox your stomach, drink a large glass of water
that has been stored in a copper vessel, early in the morning on an empty stomach. Here
is how you can detox yourself with this expert-recommended diet plan.

Aids in weight loss: Even after gorging fibre-rich fruits that guarantee weight loss you
don’t see results, 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.

Helps heal wounds faster: Known for its immense anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-
inflammatory properties, copper is a great tool for healing wounds quickly. Apart from
that, copper is also known to strengthen your immune system and aid in the production of
new cells. But its healing properties don’t cease with helping the body externally; copper
is also known to help wounds within the body, especially the stomach.

Slows down ageing: 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. 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.

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. 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. 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. So, if heart disease is your bane, here are five natural foods to prevent
heart disease. You could also try drinking copper infused water for great results.
Can fight cancer: Another disease that is quickly becoming extremely common, cancer,
can be debilitating for both the patient and their family. How does copper help? Well,
copper has very strong antioxidant properties that helps fight off free radicals and negate
their ill effects – one of the main reasons for the development of cancer. According to the
American Cancer Society, the exact mechanism of how copper helps prevent the onset of
cancer is still not known but some studies have shown that copper complexes have a
considerable anti-cancer effect.

Can kill bacteria: Copper is known to be oligodynamic in nature (the 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 diarrhoea, dysentery and jaundice, copper has been touted as
the cheapest solution to cleaning water in countries that do not have a good sanitation

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. Read
about four ways your food could be contaminated before they reach your plate.

Stimulates your brain: Our brain works by transmitting impulses (or orders) from one
neuron to another through an area known as the synapses. These neurons are covered by a
sheath called the myelin sheath that acts like a sort of conductive agent – helping the
flow of impulses. How does copper figure here, you ask? Well, copper actually helps in
the synthesis of phospholipids that are essential for the formation of these myelin sheaths.
Thereby, making your brain work much faster and more efficiently. Apart from that,
copper is known to have brain stimulant and anti-convulsive properties (prevents
seizures), that do a world of good for your brain.

Regulates the working of the thyroid gland: Experts say that one commonality
amongst people with thyroid diseases is that they usually have low levels of copper in
their body. While this is most commonly seen in people with hyperthyroidism (excessive
thyroid hormone), those with hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) may also
suffer from this deficiency. Copper is one of the most important trace minerals the
thyroid gland needs to function optimally. A lack in copper can send the functioning of
the gland out of sync. So when you drink water from a copper vessel. it makes up for this
possible deficiency and regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland.

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. Read about six natural
remedies for arthritis you should try!
Skin health and melanin production: Copper is the main component in the production
of melanin (a pigment that mitigates the colour of your eyes, hair and skin) in our bodies.
Apart from that copper also aids in the production of new cells that help replenish the top
most layers of your skin. While melanin helps the body stay safe from sun damage,
speeds up wound healing and covers up scars, the production of new cells is a boon for
smooth, blemish-free and clear skin. Ayurveda experts say that drinking this water on a
regular basis, especially early in the morning, can make a huge difference to your skin.

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 anaemia at bay. An essential component in the entire
process of absorbing and using iron present in the body, copper helps keep the levels of
haeme (iron) up and regulates its flow in your blood vessels.

How to buy

If all its benefits have convinced you to try storing and drinking water from a copper
vessel, here is a guide to buying the right kind of vessel.

 It is important to buy vessels that are made of pure copper. Do not buy ones that
have other metals mixed in it. Some of the commonest vessels made with copper
are copper water jugs or a kalash. If buying a jug or kalash is too expensive for
you, you can invest in a copper glass.
 Once you have bought it, rinse it out with water and pour water into the vessel
and cover it. You can use a steel or glass dish for this.
 One very easy way to distinguish between pure copper and an adulterated version
is to know that copper is a very soft metal and pure copper is difficult to mould
into intricate shapes. So if the design of your copper vessel is very intricate, it is
most probably not made with pure copper.

How to wash

Do not use a coarse scrub to wash the inside of the vessel as it will tend to scrape away
copper from the vessel. Instead, use one half of a lemon (you can squeeze out the juice)
and rub it on the inside of the vessel. Allow it to stand for a few minutes and then wash
off with plain water. Alternatively you could also try using baking soda with water. Use
this mixture to coat the inside of the vessel and allow it to stand for a few minutes and
rinse away the excess baking soda.

Word of caution

Copper is not innately utilized by our body. That is why too much of the metal can be
detrimental. According to the FDA, about 12 mg/day is more than sufficient for the body
to use without causing any harm. So, do not overdo the entire exercise. Drinking water
twice or thrice in a day from a copper vessel is more than enough to reap its benefits.